William Howard (congressman)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Ohio's 6th district
March 4, 1859 – March 3, 1861
|Preceded by||Joseph R. Cockerill|
|Succeeded by||Chilton A. White|
|Member of the Ohio Senate from Brown & Clermont counties|
December 3, 1849 – January 4, 1852
|Preceded by||Benjamin Evans|
|Succeeded by||Sanders W. Johnson|
|Born||December 31, 1817|
Jefferson County, Virginia
|Died||June 1, 1891 (aged 73)|
|Resting place||Batavia Union Cemetery|
|Branch/service||United States Army|
He later moved to Batavia, Ohio, and served as a prosecuting attorney from 1845–1849. He served in the war with Mexico and was made second lieutenant of Company C, Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Following the war, he served as member of the Ohio Senate from 1849 to 1852.
He enrolled in the army following the outbreak of the Civil War and was commissioned as the major of the 59th Ohio Infantry, on August 11, 1861. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at the Battle of Stones River. Howard resigned his commission on February 24, 1863 and returned home to resume his law practice.
Howard practiced law until his death in Batavia on June 1, 1891 at the age of 73. He was interred in the Batavia Union Cemetery.
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- United States Congress. "William Howard (id: H000846)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2008-10-19