James Henry Howe

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James Henry Howe
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
In office
December 11, 1873 – January 1, 1875
Appointed byUlysses S. Grant
Preceded byAndrew G. Miller
Succeeded byCharles E. Dyer
Personal details
Born
James Henry Howe

(1827-12-05)December 5, 1827
Turner, Maine
DiedJanuary 4, 1893(1893-01-04) (aged 65)
Boston, Massachusetts
RelativesTimothy O. Howe
Educationread law

James Henry Howe (December 5, 1827 – January 4, 1893) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Education and career[edit]

Born on December 5, 1827, in Turner, Maine,[1] Howe read law in 1848.[1] He entered private practice in Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1848 to 1860.[1] He was the Attorney General of Wisconsin from 1860 to 1862.[1] He was a Colonel in the United States Army during the American Civil War from 1862 to 1864,[1] serving in the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.[citation needed] He resumed private practice in Kenosha, Wisconsin.[1] He was Vice President and Counsel for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad Company until 1873.[1]

Federal judicial service[edit]

Howe was nominated by President Ulysses S. Grant on December 9, 1873, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin vacated by Judge Andrew G. Miller.[1] He was confirmed by the United States Senate on December 11, 1873, and received his commission the same day.[1] His service terminated on January 1, 1875, due to his resignation.[1]

Later career and death[edit]

Following his resignation from the federal bench, Howe served as an attorney for the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railroad in Chicago, Illinois from 1875 to 1892.[1] He died on January 4, 1893, in Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

Family[edit]

Howe was the nephew of Timothy O. Howe, under whom he studied law.[citation needed]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

Legal offices
Preceded by
Gabriel Bouck
Attorney General of Wisconsin
1860–1862
Succeeded by
Winfield Smith
Preceded by
Andrew G. Miller
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
1873–1875
Succeeded by
Charles E. Dyer