HOWARD, William Marcellus, (1857 - 1932)


"House Committee on Lilley Charges" (detail), photograph, 1909, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HOWARD, William Marcellus, a Representative from Georgia; born in Berwick City, St. Mary Parish, La., December 6, 1857; moved to Georgia with his parents at an early age; attended the common schools and Martin’s Institute, Jefferson, Ga.; was graduated from the University of Georgia at Athens in 1877; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Lexington, Ga.; solicitor general of the northern circuit of Georgia 1884-1896; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1911); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1910; member of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution 1905-1912; one of the original trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in 1910; appointed by President Taft as a member of the United States Tariff Board and served from 1911 to 1913; moved to Augusta, Ga., in 1913 and resumed the practice of law; died in Augusta, Ga., July 5, 1932; interment in Clarke Cemetery, Lexington, Ga.