Malcolm Jones Howard (born 1939) is a United States federal judge.
Born in Kinston, North Carolina, Howard received a B.S. from United States Military Academy at West Point in 1962 and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1970. He was in the United States Army Major from 1962 to 1972. He was a Legislative counsel, U.S. Secretary of the Army from 1971 to 1972. He was a General counsel and marketing manager, Dixon Marketing, Inc., Kinston, North Carolina in 1972. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of North Carolina from 1973 to 1974. He was a Deputy special counsel, Executive Office of the President of the United States in 1974. He was in private practice in Greenville, North Carolina from 1975 to 1988. He was a Civilian aide, U.S. Secretary of the Army for North Carolina from 1986 to 1988.
Howard was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Howard was nominated by President Ronald Reagan on September 10, 1987, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on February 25, 1988, and received his commission on February 26, 1988. He assumed senior status on December 31, 2005.