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John W. Howe

John W. Howe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by John Wilson Farrelly
Succeeded by Thomas Marshall Howe
Personal details
Born 1801
Died December 1, 1873
Rochester, New York
Political party Free Soil

John W. Howe (1801 – December 1, 1873) was a Free Soil and Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Howe was born in Maine in 1801. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Smethport, Pennsylvania, and then to Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1829 and commenced the practice of law. He also served as justice of the peace.

Howe was elected as a Free Soil candidate to the Thirty-first Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress. He moved

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