Joseph Howard (British politician)
Howard was born in Tottenham, the son of John Eliot Howard and Mary Crewdson and was a grandson of Luke Howard. His father was a chemist noted for pioneering work with quinine and a Quaker. Howard was educated at London University and was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn. He was a J.P. for Middlesex and a Deputy Lieutenant for the City of London. He was in business in the iron trade. Howard was a generous helper of the poor and was well respected. He was governor of a Grammar School for 30 years and governor of a hospital 
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He held the seat for five elections until 1906 when he resigned. He died at the age of 88.
Howard was a Quaker until his marriage to Ellen Waterhouse, daughter of Henry Waterhouse of Didsbury in 1859. They had seven children.
- 300 years of Quakers in Tottenham
- Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886
- The Constitutional year book, by National Unionist Association of Conservative and Liberal Unionist Organizations, 1906, in Google Books
- British parliamentary election results, 1885-1918 (Craig)
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Joseph Howard
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1885 - 1906