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George HOWELL

(1859-1913)

HOWELL, George, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pa., June 28, 1859; attended the public schools, Pennington (N.J.) Seminary, Newton (Pa.) Collegiate Institute, and Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; was graduated from the Illinois State Normal University at Normal, Ill.; taught school fourteen years in Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and served seven years as superintendent of the public schools of Scranton, Pa.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1904 and commenced practice in Scranton; presented credentials as a Democratic Member-elect to the Fifty-eighth Congress and served from March 4, 1903, to February 10, 1904, when he was succeeded by William Connell, who contested the election; assistant principal of the Scranton Technical High School 1906-1908; superintendent of schools from 1908 until his death in Scranton, Pa., November 19, 1913; interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.

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

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