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Jonas George HOWARD

(1825-1911)

HOWARD, Jonas George, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near New Albany, Floyd County, Ind., May 22, 1825; attended private school, Indiana Asbury College (now De Pauw University), Greencastle, Ind., and Louisville (Ky.) Law School; was graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1851; was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced the practice of law in Jeffersonville, Clark County, Ind.; city attorney of Jeffersonville in 1854, 1865, 1871-1873, and 1877-1879; member of the city council 1859-1863; member of the State house of representatives 1863-1866; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888; returned to Jeffersonville, Ind., where he resumed the practice of law; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Jeffersonville, Ind., October 5, 1911; interment in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

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

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