Harry W. How
|MLA for Kings South|
|Preceded by||Edward Haliburton|
|Succeeded by||Paul Kinsman|
|Born||September 29, 1919|
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia
|Died||February 1, 2001 (aged 81)|
Kentville, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Henry W. How (September 29, 1919 – February 1, 2001) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Kings South in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1970 to 1983. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.
Born in 1919 in Granville Ferry, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, How was a graduate of the University of New Brunswick. How was a resident of Wolfville when he entered provincial politics in the 1970 election, being elected MLA for Kings South. He was re-elected in the 1974, 1978, and 1981 elections.
On October 5, 1978, How was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Attorney General and Provincial Secretary. He held the positions until November 1983, when he retired from politics and was appointed Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia. Prior to the 1993 election, How returned to provincial politics and defeated incumbent MLA Derrick Kimball for the Progressive Conservative nomination in his old riding of Kings South. In the general election, Liberal Robbie Harrison defeated How by 128 votes, while Kimball who ran as an independent finished third. How briefly returned to political life in 2000 when he joined the Canadian Alliance, and campaigned against federal Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark in the September 2000 Kings—Hants byelection.
- "Electoral History for Kings South" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
- Elliott, Shirley B. (1984). The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758–1983 : a biographical directory (PDF). Public Archives of Nova Scotia. p. 97. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
- "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1970" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1970. p. 68. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
- "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1974" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1974. p. 95. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
- "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1978" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1978. p. 94. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
- "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1981" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1981. p. 95. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
- "Buchanan's Tory cabinet takes over in Nova Scotia". The Globe and Mail. October 6, 1978.
- "Five added, seven shift jobs in Nova Scotia inner circle". The Globe and Mail. November 5, 1983.
- "Political war horse Harry How back in saddle". The Chronicle Herald. October 30, 1992.
- "Politician's folksy manner masked a keen mind". The Globe and Mail. February 8, 2001.
- "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1993" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1993. p. 119. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
- "Harry How is dead". CBC News. February 1, 2001. Retrieved 2014-11-14.