George Howell (Pennsylvania politician)

George Howell (June 28, 1859 – November 19, 1913) was an American educator and politician who served as a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George Howell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1903 – February 10, 1904
Preceded byHenry B. Cassel
Succeeded byWilliam Connell
Personal details
Born(1859-06-28)June 28, 1859
Scranton, Pennsylvania
DiedNovember 19, 1913(1913-11-19) (aged 54)
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic


George Howell was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He attended the public schools, the Pennington Seminary in Pennington, New Jersey, the Newton Collegiate Institute in Newton, Pennsylvania, and Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Illinois State Normal University at Normal.

He taught school fourteen years in Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and served seven years as superintendent of the public schools of Scranton.

He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Scranton. He presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1903 to February 10, 1904, when he was succeeded by William Connell, who contested the election.

He was assistant principal of the Scranton Technical High School from 1906 to 1908, and served as superintendent of schools from 1908 until his death in Scranton. Interred in Forest Hill Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "George Howell (id: H000862)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district

Succeeded by