Howard, Jacob Merritt, 1805-1871

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Dates:
Birth 1805-07-10
Death 1871-04-02

Biographical notes:

Rep. and Senator from Michigan.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : U.S. Senate Chamber, Washington, to President Lincoln, 1865 Feb. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269539368

U.S. Representative and Senator, of Detroit, Mich.

From the description of Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19643081

From the description of Reconstruction report of the committee, 1866. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 154270585

Lawyer, U. S. Representative, attorney general of Michigan, and U. S. Senator.

Born in Shaftsbury, Vt., July 10, 1805; graduated from Williams College, 1830; moved to Michigan; served in state legislature, 1838; drew up platform of first Republican convention and gave it that name; member of U.S. Congress, Republican, March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843; Senator, Oct. 5, 1861-March 3, 1871; died in Detroit, Mich., Apr. 2, 1871. (from Biographical Congressional Directory) (blue index cards)

From the description of Jacob M. Howard papers, 1796-1870 (Detroit Public Library). WorldCat record id: 430819060

Jacob Merritt Howard was Attorney General of Michigan from 1854 to 1862.

James Jesse Strang had tried to usurp leadership of the Mormon Church from Brigham Young in 1844-1845, and moved to Beaver Island, Michigan in 1847. After his follower Hezekiah D. McCulloch was accused of murdering an inhabitant of Beaver Island, Strang was accused of breaking him out of jail, and terrorizing the gentile inhabitants of the island.

From the description of Jacob Merritt Howard collection of documents and letters relating to the Strangites, 1851-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702137093

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Subjects:

  • Constitutional amendments
  • Mormons
  • Real property
  • Reconstruction
  • Legislators
  • Lawyers
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

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Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Michigan--Sault Ste Marie (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Michigan--Beaver Island (as recorded)
  • New York--Albany (as recorded)
  • Beaver Island (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Mackinac County (Mich.) (as recorded)
  • Michigan (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Michigan--Detroit (as recorded)