Jonas G. Howard

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Jonas G. Howard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 4, 1889
Preceded by Strother M. Stockslager
Succeeded by Jason B. Brown
Personal details
Born (1825-05-22)May 22, 1825
New Albany, Indiana
Died October 5, 1911(1911-10-05) (aged 86)
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political party Democratic
Alma mater De Pauw University, Indiana University

Jonas George Howard (May 22, 1825 – October 5, 1911) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born on a farm near New Albany, Indiana, Howard attended private school, Indiana Asbury College (now De Pauw University), Greencastle, Indiana, and Louisville (Kentucky) Law School. He was graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1851. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced the practice of law in Jeffersonville, Indiana. City attorney of Jeffersonville in 1854, 1865 from 1871 to 1873, and 1877-1879. He served as a member of the city council 1859-1863. He served as a member of the State house of representatives 1863-1866.

Howard was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888. He returned to Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he resumed the practice of law. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died in Jeffersonville, Indiana, October 5, 1911. He was interred in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.

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