Born in Newburgh, New York, Howell attended the public schools. He moved to Sidney, New York, in 1808, and in the following year to Unadilla, New York, where he taught school. He moved to Bath, New York, in 1811. He was appointed postmaster of Bath December 30, 1817, and served until August 13, 1821. County clerk of Steuben County in 1818–1821. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1823 and commenced practice in Bath. He served as district attorney of Steuben County in 1829–1834. He served as member of the State assembly in 1832.
Howell was elected as a Jacksonian to the Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833 – March 3, 1835). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1834. He served as again district attorney of Steuben County in 1836–1840. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Bath, New York, January 30, 1871. He was interred in Grove Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Edward Howell (id: H000860)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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