|5th Chargé d'Affaires of the United States to Texas|
August 2, 1844 – August 16, 1844
|Preceded by||William Sumter Murphy|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Jackson Donelson|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Indiana's 7th district
August 5, 1839 – July 1, 1840
|Preceded by||Albert Smith White|
|Succeeded by||Henry S. Lane|
|5th United States Attorney for the District of Indiana|
Martin Van Buren
|Preceded by||Samuel Judah|
|Succeeded by||John Pettit|
Tilghman Ashurst Howard
November 14, 1797
Easley, South Carolina, United States
|Died||August 16, 1844 (aged 46)|
Washington-on-the-Brazos, Republic of Texas
|Cause of death||Yellow fever|
|Resting place||Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Indiana|
Tilghman Ashurst Howard (November 14, 1797 – August 16, 1844) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat from Indiana. He was born near Easley, South Carolina. He moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1816 and was admitted to the bar there in 1818. In 1830, he moved to Bloomington, Indiana, and in 1833 to Rockville, Indiana. President Andrew Jackson appointed him US Attorney for Indiana, and he served as such from 1833 to 1839. In 1838, he sought, unsuccessfully, to be elected to the U.S. Senate. He was elected to the United States House of Representatives on August 5, 1839, and served until he resigned on July 1, 1840.
He sought election as Governor of Indiana in 1840 and as United States Senator in 1843 but was unsuccessful. He was appointed chargé d'affaires to the Republic of Texas on June 11, 1844, and presented his credentials on August 2, 1844; he served all of two weeks before his untimely death in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas, at the age of 46. Howard is buried in Rockville, Indiana.
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- Biography, U.S. Congress
- Tilghman Howard at Find a Grave (current burial site)
- Tilghman Howard at Find a Grave (cenotaph - original interment site)