William S. Howard

William Schley Howard ( born June 29, 1875 in Kirkwood, DeKalb County, Georgia; † August 1, 1953 in Atlanta, Georgia ) was an American politician. Between 1911 and 1919 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Howard was a cousin of Augustus Octavius ​​Bacon (1839-1914), who was sitting 1895-1915 for the State of Georgia in the U.S. Senate. His grandson, Pierre Howard was between 1991 and 1999 Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. He attended the Neel 's Academy and was thereafter from 1888 to 1891 an employee at the House of Representatives from Georgia. In the years 1894 and 1895 he acted as private secretary to U.S. Senator Patrick Walsh. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1897 admitted to the bar he began in Wrightsville to work in his new profession. In 1898 he took part as a sergeant in the Spanish-American War.

Howard was a member of the Democratic Party. In the years 1900 and 1901 he was a member of the House of Representatives from Georgia. From 1905 to 1911 he was a prosecutor in the judicial district of Stone Mountain. In the congressional elections of 1910, Howard was the fifth electoral district of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Leonidas F. Livingston on March 4, 1911. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1919 four legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. In addition, in 1913 the 16th and the 17th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified.

In 1918, William Howard unsuccessfully sought the nomination for election to the U.S. Senate. After he retired from politics. In the following years he practiced as a lawyer in Atlanta, where he died on August 1, 1953.