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Judge J. B. Howell 1816-1880


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 4/14/2017 at 14:49:08

The Clinton Age, Clinton, Iowa, June 25, 1880

Judge J. B. Howell died at his residence in Keokuk, Ia., Thursday morning at 4 o’clock. He was born July 4, 1816. He was raised near Newark, Ohio and graduated from Miami University in 1837. He came to Iowa and settled at Keosauqua and began the practice of law. He soon became one of the leaders of the Whig Party in Iowa and in 1845 started the Des Moines Valley Whig. He transferred the paper to Keokuk, changing later its name to the Gate City, and retaining his proprietorship until his death.


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