William Barberie Howell
|William Barberie Howell|
|Chief Judge of the United States Customs Court|
|Judge of the United States Customs Court|
May 28, 1926 – April 4, 1927
|Appointed by||Assigned to court by operation of law|
|Preceded by||Court created|
|Succeeded by||William Josiah Tilson|
|President of the Board of General Appraisers|
|Member of the Board of General Appraisers|
February 24, 1899 – May 28, 1926
|Appointed by||William McKinley|
|Preceded by||George H. Sharpe|
|Succeeded by||Board abolished|
July 5, 1865|
Freehold, New Jersey
|Died||April 4, 1927(aged 61)|
|Alma mater||Spencerian Business College
Columbian University School of Law LL.B. & LL.M.
Howell was born on July 5, 1865, in Freehold, New Jersey. He attended the Spencerian Business College in 1882. He received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1889 from Columbian University School of Law and received a Master of Laws degree in 1890 from the same institution. He served as a clerk and private secretary with the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. from 1882 to 1897. He serve as an assistant secretary of the Treasury in Washington, D.C. from 1897 to 1899.
Federal Judicial Service
On February 8, 1899, President McKinley nominated Howell to serve as a Member of the Board of General Appraisers, to the seat vacated by George H. Sharpe. He was confirmed by the Senate on February 20, 1899 and received his commission on February 24, 1899. He served as President of the Board from 1925 to 1926. On May 28, 1926, he was transferred by operation of law to the newly created United States Customs Court. He served as Chief Judge of the court from 1926 to 1927. He remained on the court until his death and was succeeded by Judge William Josiah Tilson.
Howell died on April 4, 1927.