Benjamin Franklin Howey

Benjamin Franklin Howey (* March 17, 1828 in Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey; † February 6, 1893 in Columbia, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1883 and 1885 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Benjamin Howey was a nephew of Governor Charles C. Stratton ( 1796-1859 ). He received private lessons from time to time, but also attended the public schools of his home. Since 1847 he worked in Philadelphia in the flour and grain trade. Later he worked in stone and slate business. In the years 1862 and 1863, he served during the civil war in the army of the Union. From 1878 to 1881 he served as sheriff sheriff in Warren County.

Politically, Howey member of the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1882 he was in the fourth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Henry S. Harris on March 4, 1883. Since he resigned in 1884 to run again, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1885. After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Benjamin Howey moved back out of politics. He died on February 6, 1893 in Columbia.