HOWARD, Tilghman Ashurst, (1797 - 1844)


HOWARD, Tilghman Ashurst, a Representative from Indiana; born near Pickensville, S.C., November 14, 1797; attended the public schools; moved to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1816; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1818 and commenced practice in Knoxville; member of the State senate in 1824; moved to Bloomington, Ind., in 1830 and resumed the practice of law; moved to Rockville, Ind., in 1833 and continued the practice of law; appointed by President Jackson district attorney for Indiana and served from 1833 to 1837; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1838; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-sixth Congress on August 5, 1839, and served until his resignation on July 1, 1840; unsuccessful candidate for election as Governor of Indiana in 1840, and for United States Senator in 1843; appointed Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of Texas on June 11, 1844; died in Washington, Tex., August 16, 1844; interment in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Parke County, Ind.