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George Evan HOWELL

(1905-1980)

HOWELL, George Evan, a Representative from Illinois; born in Marion, Williamson County, Ill., September 21, 1905; attended the public schools at Villa Grove, Douglas County, Ill.; graduated from the University of Illinois College of Commerce at Urbana in 1927 and from the College of Law in 1930; taught school in McHenry County, Ill., in 1927 and 1928; member of the faculty of the College of Commerce, University of Illinois, 1928-1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930 and commenced practice in Springfield, Ill,; became a member of the Officers’ Reserve Corps in 1933; referee in bankruptcy, United States District Court, southern division of Illinois, 1937-1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation on October 5, 1947; judge of the United States Court of Claims from October 6, 1947, until his resignation on September 30, 1953; chairman of the Illinois Toll Highway Commission 1953-1955; resumed the practice of law; resided in Largo, Fla., until his death in Clearwater, Fla., January 18, 1980; cremated; entombment in a niche in the Columbarium, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

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

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