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Benjamin HOWARD

(1760-1814)

HOWARD, Benjamin, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Lexington, Ky. (then a part of Virginia), in 1760; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Lexington; member of the Kentucky house of representatives in 1800; elected as a Republican to the Tenth and Eleventh Congresses and served from March 4, 1807, to April 10, 1810, when he resigned; Governor of the Territory of Louisiana 1810-1812; appointed a brigadier general in the United States Army March 12, 1813, and given command of the Eighth Military Department, embracing the territory west of the Mississippi River; died in St. Louis, Mo., September 18, 1814; interment in Old Grace Church Graveyard; reinterment in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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