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Rep. Benjamin Chew Howard

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Death: March 6, 1872 (80)
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Place of Burial: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov./Col. John Eager Howard, Continental Army and Margaret Oswald Howard
Husband of Jane Grant Howard
Father of Louisa Sherlock Hoffman; Robert Gilmor Howard; Sophia Wood; Marian Gilmor Howard; Ann Williams Howard and 6 others
Brother of Brig. Gen. John Eager Howard, Jr.; Gov. George Howard; Dr. William Howard; Julianna Elizabeth McHenry; James Howard and 3 others

Occupation: American congressman and the fifth reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court
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About Rep. Benjamin Chew Howard

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Benjamin Chew Howard (November 5, 1791–March 6, 1872) was an American congressman and the fifth reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1843 to 1861.


Howard was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, the son of John Eager Howard. He received an A.B. and an A.M. from Princeton University in 1809 and 1812, respectively. His study of law was interrupted by his service in the War of 1812 in which he reached the rank of brigadier general. A Democrat, he served on the city council of Baltimore in 1820 and both houses of the Maryland legislature. He was elected to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833. In 1835, President Andrew Jackson named Richard Rush and Howard to arbitrate the Ohio-Michigan boundary dispute.


He returned to Congress in the Twenty-fourth Congress and was re-elected to the Twenty-fifth, serving from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1839. During this service, he chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee for four years.


In 1861, he was one of the emissaries sent by President James Buchanan to try to secure a peace with the Confederacy. That year he unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Maryland. He died in Baltimore and is buried in Greenmount Cemetery.


Benjamin Chew Howard was an American congressman and the fifth reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1843 to 1861.

Howard was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, the son of John Eager Howard and grandson of Benjamin Chew. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1809 and in 1812 he attended Litchfield Law School in Connecticut. His study of law was interrupted by his service in the War of 1812 and later he reached the rank of brigadier general in the Maryland militia. A Democrat, he served on the city council of Baltimore in 1820 and both houses of the Maryland legislature. He was elected to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833. In 1835, President Andrew Jackson named Richard Rush and Howard to arbitrate the Ohio-Michigan boundary dispute.

He returned to Congress in the Twenty-fourth Congress and was re-elected to the Twenty-fifth, serving from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1839. During this service, he chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee for four years. He resigned from the position of Reporter for the U.S. Supreme Court in 1861.

In 1861, he was one of the emissaries sent by President James Buchanan to try to secure a peace with the Confederacy. That year he unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Maryland. He died in Baltimore and is buried in Greenmount Cemetery.

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Rep. Benjamin Chew Howard's Timeline

1791
November 5, 1791
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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