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John W. Howe (1801 – December 1, 1873) was a Free Soil and Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Howe was born in Maine in 1801. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. He moved to Smethport, Pennsylvania, and then to Franklin, Pennsylvania, in 1829 and commenced the practice of law. He also served as justice of the peace.

Howe was elected as a Free Soil candidate to the Thirty-first Congress and reelected as a Whig to the Thirty-second Congress. He moved to Meadville, Pennsylvania, and later to Rochester, New York, where he died in 1873. Interment in Greendale Cemetery in Meadville.

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Preceded by
John W. Farrelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district

1849 - 1853
Succeeded by
Thomas M. Howe
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