James L. Howard

James Leland Howard ( born January 18, 1818 in Windsor, Vermont; † May 1, 1906 in Hartford, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1889 he was Deputy Governor of the State of Connecticut.


James Howard enjoyed a university education. He then worked for some time in New York State as a clerk ( Clerk ). Since 1838 he lived in Hartford ( Connecticut ), where he worked in the craft. Since 1841 he was there produced with a partner member of a firm, the saddle and carriage equipment. Later, she also outfitted them railroad cars. Over time, Howard has been renowned for other companies. He was, among other things, president of the Hartford City Gas Light Company, a director at the Phoenix National Bank and in the Traveler 's Insurance Company and the Hartford County Fire Insurance Company. He also was a board member of the New York and New England Railroad.

Politically Howard was originally a member of the Whig party. After its dissolution he joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. In the years 1878 and 1880, he ran unsuccessfully for the respective office of mayor of Hartford. Howard was elected in 1886 on the side of Phineas C. Lounsbury Vice Governor of Connecticut. This post he held between 1887 and 1889. Yet he was Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Senate. He died on 1 May 1906 in Hartford, where he was also buried.