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Leonard Paul HOWLAND

(1865-1942)

HOWLAND, Leonard Paul, a Representative from Ohio; born in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio, December 5, 1865; completed preparatory studies; was graduated from Oberlin (Ohio) College in 1887 and from the law department of Harvard University in 1890; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Jefferson, Ohio; moved to Cleveland in 1894 and continued the practice of law; served as second lieutenant, squadron adjutant, First Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, during the Spanish-American War; elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first, and Sixty-second Congresses (March 4, 1907-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1912 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Robert W. Archbald, judge of the United States Commerce Court; resumed the practice of law; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1916, 1920, and 1924; died in Cleveland, Ohio, December 23, 1942; interment in Lake View Cemetery.

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

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