Benjamin Franklin Howey

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Benjamin Franklin Howey
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded by Henry S. Harris
Succeeded by James N. Pidcock
Personal details
Born March 17, 1828
Pleasant Meadows, New Jersey, USA
Died February 6, 1893(1893-02-06) (aged 64)
Columbia, New Jersey, USA
Political party Republican
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Benjamin Franklin Howey (March 17, 1828 – February 6, 1893) was an American Republican politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.


He was born in Pleasant Meadows, near Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He engaged in business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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, New Jersey, from November 13, 1878, to November 15, 1881.

Howey was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885.

He died in Columbia, New Jersey, and is interred in Trinity Church Cemetery in Swedesboro.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry S. Harris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Jersey's 4th congressional district

March 4, 1883–March 3, 1885
Succeeded by
James N. Pidcock
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Dixon
Republican Nominee for Governor of New Jersey
Succeeded by
Edward Burd Grubb, Jr.