Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Howard, Benjamin Chew

Howard, Benjamin Chew (son of John Eager Howard), a Representative from Maryland; born at "Belvedere," near Baltimore, Md., November 5, 1791; pursued classical studies, and was graduated from Princeton College in 1809; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Baltimore; served in the War of 1812, and at the Battle of NorthPoint, in 1814, was captain of the Baltimore Mechanical Volunteers; was promoted to command of the Fifth Regiment, subsequently becoming brigadier general, and continued for many years prominently identified with the State military organization; member of the city council of Baltimore in 1820; member of the State house of delegates in 1824; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); declined the mission to Russia tendered by President Van Buren; commissioned by President Jackson in 1835, with Richard Rush, of Philadelphia, as peace emissary of the National Government in the controversy over the boundary line between Ohio and Michigan; elected to the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1835-March 3, 1839); reporter of the decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States 1843-1862; member of the peace conference of 1861, held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1861; withdrew from public life and business activities; died in Baltimore, Md., March 6, 1872; interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Howard, Benjamin Chew," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1335 1336. Original Sources, accessed April 21, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCJKZUNBJKF5W2U.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Howard, Benjamin Chew." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1335, page 1336. Original Sources. 21 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCJKZUNBJKF5W2U.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Howard, Benjamin Chew' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1335, pp.1336. Original Sources, retrieved 21 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DCJKZUNBJKF5W2U.