Charles R. Howell

Charles Robert Howell ( born April 23, 1904 in Trenton, New Jersey; † July 5, 1973 ) was an American politician. Between 1949 and 1955 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Charles Howell attended the public schools of his home and then the Hoosac School in Hoosick (New York). In the years 1923 and 1924 he studied at Princeton University. From 1936 to 1937, he finished his education at the University of Pennsylvania. From 1928 to 1954, including during his time as a congressman, was Howell Insurance in Trenton. At the same time he began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1944 and 1947 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.

In the congressional elections of 1948, Howell 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 Frank A. Mathews on January 3, 1949. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until January 3, 1955 three legislative periods. During his time in Congress, the Korean War and the beginning of the civil rights movement fell. In 1951, the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.

In 1954, Howell gave up for reelection for the U.S. House of Representatives. Instead, he ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. Between February 1955 and March 1969, he was State Representative for the banking and insurance industry in New Jersey. In August 1956 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, was nominated on the Adlai Stevenson for the second time as a presidential candidate. Charles Howell died on 5 July 1973 in his hometown of Trenton.

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