James R. Howe

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James R. Howe, New York Congressman

James Robinson Howe (January 27, 1839 – September 21, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in New York City, Howe attended the common schools. He was employed as a clerk in a dry-goods store. He moved to Brooklyn in 1870 and engaged in the dry-goods business.

Howe was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898. Register of Kings County 1900-1902. He served as director of several banks. He died in North Salem, New York, on September 21, 1914. He was interred in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Thomas F. Magner
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 6th congressional district

1895–1899
Succeeded by
Mitchell May