|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Utah's 1st district
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1917
|Preceded by||George Sutherland|
|Succeeded by||Milton H. Welling|
February 17, 1857|
Brigham City, Utah
|Died||July 18, 1918
|Alma mater||University of Utah|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)|
Life and career
Born in Brigham City, Utah Territory, Howell moved with his parents to Wellsville, Utah, in 1863. He attended the common schools and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. He taught school, engaged in mercantile pursuits, and served as mayor of Wellsville from 1882 to 1884. Howell served in the territorial house of representatives from 1886 to 1892. After Utah gained statehood, Howell served as member of the State senate from 1896 to 1900. He was also regent of the University of Utah from 1896 to 1900. Howell moved to Logan, Utah, in 1901.
Howell was elected as a Republican to House of Representatives for the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1917). Howell was involved in getting appropriations for the Mormon colonists who had fled Mexico in 1912.
He died in Logan, Utah, July 18, 1918, and was interred in the Logan City Cemetery.
- Parley Parker Christensen, Utah and California politician, opposed Howell.
- Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 194
- Conference Report, October 1912, p. 85
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