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John H. Howard

April 5, 1862
Home Town:
Washington County, GA
Caroline Bostwick Howard (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
John H. Howard was the son of John and Jane Vivian Howard. In 1836, he was appointed by the legislature to be the head of the battalion at Roanoke, Alabama to repel an insurrection by Indians on the western border. He was also the first to set foot on the island in Chickasa Watchee Swamp in Baker County, AL which was occupied by Indians. In 1845, he became a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Georgia. Howard also served as the President of the Georgia Railroad. In January of 1861, he acted on the committee of the State Convention of Georgia at Milledgeville whose purpose was to suggest a program in regard to secession. His daughter Mary A. Willieams of Columbus, GA began the operation of "Wayside Homes" for soldiers from Georgia to Virginia.

Years at LLS:
Other Education:
Attended the University of Georgia in 1811.

Profession / Service
Political Office; Business
Admitted To Bar:
Training with Other Lawyers:
He studied in the office of Judge Sedgwick.
State Posts:
State Representative (GA) 1826-1828, 1830-1831, 1838, 1841-1845
State Committees:
Member of the Committee of the State Convention of Georgia at Milledgeville.

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Roger S. Baldwin 4 July 1813 List; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany and Company, 1849), 11.

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