Jacob M. Howard

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(10 July, 1805 -- 2 April, 1871) Howard was an American lawyer and politician. Born in Bennington County, Vt., Howard studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1833. Howard was a member of the State house of representatives (1838) and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress. Subsequently, Howard was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kinsley S. Bingham and reelected in 1865. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774- Present', available at http://bioguide.congress.gov/biosearch/biosearch.asp]

Member of Michigan Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Michigan Delegation—United States Fourteenth Amendment & The Civil Rights Act of 1866, Michigan Delegation—The Road to Civil War, Michigan Delegation—United States Thirteenth Amendment 1863-65.

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