Milford W. Howard

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Milford Wriarson Howard
Personal details
Born (1862-02-18)February 18, 1862
Died December 28, 1937(1937-12-28) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Political party Democratic

Milford Wriarson Howard (February 18, 1862 – December 28, 1937) was a United States Representative from Alabama.

Howard was first elected to the House of Representatives as a Populist in 1894. He was reelected in 1896 but did not seek another term in 1898. Howard returned to his hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama to practice law. In 1908, his name was put into nomination for the Presidency at the first convention of the Independence Party in Chicago, but he finished third in the balloting to Thomas L. Hisgen.

He moved to California in 1918 to pursue literary efforts, and worked briefly in the silent movie business. In 1934, he was one of the editors of The Awakener. Following his death in Los Angeles, his cremated remains were interred, along with those of his first wife, in a large rock, into which the Sallie Howard Chapel, a memorial to his first wife near Mentone, Alabama, was built.[1]

Sallie Howard Chapel (1937), near Mentone, Alabama
Interment site of Milford W. Howard

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Denson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Succeeded by
John L. Burnett