Benjamin Chew Howard

1791 - 1872  (80 years)    Has 8 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Benjamin Chew Howard 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 05 Nov 1791  Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Unknown 
    Died 06 Mar 1872  Baltimore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I679595  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2010 

    Father Colonel John Eager Howard,   b. 04 Jun 1752,   d. 12 Oct 1827  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Margaret Oswald Chew,   b. 1760,   d. 1824  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1787 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F146112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • congressman and the fifth reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1843 to 1861.

      He received an A.B. and an A.M. from Princeton University in 1809 and 1812, respectively. His study of law was interrupted by his service in the War of 1812 in which he reached the rank of brigadier general. A Democrat, he served on the city council of Baltimore in 1820 and both houses of the Maryland legislature. He was elected to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second United States Congress, serving from March 4, 1829 to March 3, 1833. In 1835, President Andrew Jackson named Richard Rush and Howard to arbitrate the Ohio-Michigan boundary dispute.

      He returned to Congress in the Twenty-fourth Congress and was re-elected to the Twenty-fifth, serving from March 4, 1835, to March 3, 1839. During this service, he chaired the House Foreign Relations Committee for four years.

      In 1861, he was one of the emissaries sent by President James Buchanan to try to secure a peace with the Confederacy. That year he unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Maryland.

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