William Marcellus Howard

William Marcellus Howard ( born December 6, 1857 in Berwick, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, † July 5, 1932 in Augusta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1897 and 1911 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Even in his youth was William Howard with his parents to Georgia, where he attended the public schools and the Martin 's Institute in Jefferson. Subsequently, he studied until 1877 at the University of Georgia in Athens. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1880 admitted to the bar he began in Lexington to work in his new profession. Between 1884 and 1896, Howard was a prosecutor in the Northern Judicial District of Georgia.

Politically, Howard was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1896 he was in the eighth constituency of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Thomas G. Lawson on March 4, 1897. After six re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1911 seven legislative sessions. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898.

In 1910, Howard was not nominated by his party for re-election. Between 1905 and 1912 he was also a board member of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1910 he was one of the first Trustees, founded by Andrew Carnegie Peace Foundation Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Between 1911 and 1913, Howard was a member of the Federal Customs Commission ( United States Tariff Board). In 1913 he moved to Augusta, where he practiced law. There he died on July 5, 1932.