John W. Howe (politician)

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John W. Howe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1853
Preceded byJohn Wilson Farrelly
Succeeded byThomas Marshall Howe
Personal details
DiedDecember 1, 1873
Rochester, New York
Political partyFree Soil

John W. Howe (1801 – December 1, 1873) was a Free Soil and Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Howe was born in Maine in 1801. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Smethport, Pennsylvania, and then to Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1829 and commenced the practice of law. He also served as justice of the peace.

Howe was elected as a Free Soil candidate to the Thirty-first Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress. He moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania, and later to Rochester, New York, where he died in 1873. Interment in Greendale Cemetery in Meadville.


  • United States Congress. "John W. Howe (id: H000853)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John W. Farrelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1849 - 1853
Succeeded by
Thomas M. Howe