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Charles R. Howell

Charles Robert Howell (April 23, 1904 in Trenton, New Jersey – July 5, 1973 in Trenton, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955.

Charles Robert Howell
Charles R. Howell (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
From 1953's Pocket Congressional Directory of the 83rd Congress.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1955
Preceded byFrank A. Mathews, Jr.
Succeeded byFrank Thompson
Member of the New Jersey General Assembly
In office
Personal details
BornApril 23, 1904
Trenton, New Jersey
DiedJuly 5, 1973 (aged 69)
Trenton, New Jersey
Political partyDemocratic

Howell was born in Trenton, New Jersey on April 23, 1904. He attended the Trenton Public Schools and graduated from Hoosac School in Hoosick, New York. He was a student at Princeton University in 1923 and 1924 and took special courses at the University of Pennsylvania in 1936 and 1937. Howell worked as an insurance broker in Trenton from 1928 to 1954. He was elected to the New Jersey General Assembly in 1944, reelected in 1945, and served until 1947.

Howell was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first and to the two succeeding Congresses, serving in office from January 3, 1949 to January 3, 1955. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1954, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate, losing by a narrow margin to Clifford P. Case. He was appointed New Jersey State Commissioner of Banking and Insurance in February 1955, serving until March 1, 1969. He was a delegate-at-large to the 1956 Democratic National Convention.

Howell died in Trenton on July 5, 1973. His remains were cremated, and the ashes scattered at sea off Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey.

External linksEdit

  • United States Congress. "Charles R. Howell (id: H000858)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Charles Robert Howell at The Political Graveyard
  • Charles Robert Howell at Find a Grave
  • A film clip "Longines Chronoscope with Charles R. Howell" is available at the Internet Archive
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Frank A. Mathews, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1949-January 3, 1955
Succeeded by
Frank Thompson
Party political offices
Preceded by
Edward J. Hart
Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee
1953 – 1954
Succeeded by
George E. Brunner
Preceded by
Archibald S. Alexander
Democratic Nominee for the U.S. Senate (Class 2) from New Jersey
Succeeded by
Thorn Lord