Benjamin Franklin Howey

Benjamin Franklin Howey

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Benjamin Franklin Howey (March 17, 1828 – February 6, 1895) was an American Republican politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885.


He was born in Pleasant Meadows, near Swedesboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He engaged in business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a flour and grain commission merchant in 1847 and later in quarrying and manufacturing slate; served as captain of Company G, Thirty-first Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, from September 3, 1862, to June 26, 1863; sheriff of Warren County, New Jersey, from November 13, 1878, to November 15, 1881.

Howey was elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth Congress, serving in office from March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885.

He died in Columbia, New Jersey, and is interred in Trinity Church Cemetery in Swedesboro.

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