Jeremiah B. Howell

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Jeremiah Brown Howell
Jeremiah Howell.jpg
United States Senator
from Rhode Island
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Elisha Mathewson
Succeeded by James Burrill, Jr.
Personal details
Born (1771-08-28)August 28, 1771
Providence, Rhode Island
Died February 5, 1822(1822-02-05) (aged 50)
Providence, Rhode Island
Resting place North Burial Ground
Political party Democratic-Republican
Parents David Howell (jurist)
Alma mater Brown University
Occupation Lawyer

Jeremiah Brown Howell (August 28, 1771 – February 5, 1822) was a United States Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Providence, he attended private schools, pursued classical studies and graduated from the College of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations (the former name of Brown University) at Providence in 1789. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1793 and commenced practice in Providence. He was a brigadier general in the State militia, and was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the U.S. Senate, serving from March 4, 1811, to March 4, 1817. On June 17, 1812, he voted against declaring war against Britain, He was not a candidate for reelection. While in the Senate, he was chairman of the Committee on Pensions (Fourteenth Congress).

Howell died in Providence in 1822; interment was in North Burial Ground.

Howell's father, David Howell, had been a member of the Continental Congress.


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U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Elisha Mathewson
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Rhode Island
Served alongside: Christopher G. Champlin, William Hunter
Succeeded by
James Burrill, Jr.