Howard Elliott (Missouri politician)

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Howard Elliott
Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
In office
1943–1947
Preceded byMorris E. Osborn
Succeeded byMurray E. Thompson
Personal details
Born(1904-06-29)June 29, 1904
Ladue, Missouri, U.S.
DiedMay 22, 1985(1985-05-22) (aged 80)
Political partyRepublican
EducationColumbia University

Howard Elliott (June 29, 1904 – May 22, 1985)[1] was an American lawyer and Republican politician from Missouri.

Elliott was born in Ladue, Missouri in 1904. He attended Columbia University and received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis.[2]

Political career[edit]

He was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1936, and served as a representative from Ladue from 1937 to 1953.[1] During his time as representative, he served as the Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives from 1943 to 1947.[3]

Howard Elliott chose not to stand for re-election to the legislature in favor of running for governor of Missouri in the 1952 election. He easily won the Republican primary,[4] but was then defeated in the general election by former Governor Phil M. Donnelly.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Candidate - Howard Elliott". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. ^ "HOWARD ELLIOT - All 'Round Man". The Southeast Missourian. Aug 2, 1952. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  3. ^ "SOS, Missouri - State Archives: Officers of the Missouri Senate and House 1820-2011". Sos.mo.gov. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  4. ^ "MO Governor - R Primary Race - Aug 05, 1952". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  5. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 04, 1952". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Murray Thompson
Republican nominee for Governor of Missouri
1952
Succeeded by
Lon Hocker
Preceded by
Morris E. Osborn
Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives
1943–1947
Succeeded by
Murray E. Thompson