MUTCHLER, Howard, (1859 - 1916)


Engraving (detail), Thomas Fleming, from "Around the Capital with Uncle Hank", New York: Nutshell Publishing Company, 1902, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

MUTCHLER, Howard, (son of William Mutchler), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., February 12, 1859; attended the public schools of his native city and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass.; studied law with his father at Easton, but before qualifying for admission to the bar became editor and publisher of the Daily Express and the Northampton Democrat at Easton; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father, William Mutchler, and served from August 7, 1893, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; elected to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); was not a candidate for renomination to the Fifty-eighth Congress; resumed newspaper activities; died in Easton, Pa., on January 4, 1916; interment in Easton Cemetery.