Jonas G. Howard

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Jonas G. Howard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byStrother M. Stockslager
Succeeded byJason B. Brown
Member of the Indiana House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1825-05-22)May 22, 1825
New Albany, Indiana
DiedOctober 5, 1911(1911-10-05) (aged 86)
Jeffersonville, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materDe Pauw University, Indiana University

Jonas George Howard (May 22, 1825 – October 5, 1911) was an American lawyer and politician who served two terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1885 to 1889.

Early life and career

Born on a farm near New Albany, Indiana, Howard attended private school, Indiana Asbury College (now De Pauw University), Greencastle, Indiana, and Louisville (Kentucky) Law School.

Howard graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1851. He was admitted to the bar in 1852 and commenced the practice of law in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Howard served as the city attorney of Jeffersonville in 1854, 1865, 1871–1873, and 1877–1879. He served as a member of the city council 1859–1863. He served as a member of the State house of representatives 1863–1866.


Howard was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth and Fiftieth Congresses (March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1889). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1888.

Later career and death

He returned to Jeffersonville, Indiana, where he resumed the practice of law. He also engaged in agricultural pursuits.

He died in Jeffersonville, Indiana, October 5, 1911. He was interred in Walnut Ridge Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Jonas G. Howard (id: H000842)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by