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Benjamin Franklin HOWEY

(1828-1895)

HOWEY, Benjamin Franklin, (nephew of Charles Creighton Stratton), a Representative from New Jersey; born in Pleasant Meadows, near Swedesboro, Gloucester County, N.J., March 17, 1828; instructed by private tutors at Pleasant Meadows and the academies in Swedesboro and Bridgeton, N.J.; engaged in business in Philadelphia as a flour and grain commission merchant in 1847 and later in quarrying and manufacturing slate; served as captain of Company G, Thirty-first Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, from September 3, 1862, to June 26, 1863; sheriff of Warren County, N.J., from November 13, 1878, to November 15, 1881; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); died in Columbia, N.J., February 6, 1895; interment in Trinity Church Cemetery, Swedesboro, N.J.

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

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