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Joseph Howell.

Joseph Howell (February 17, 1857 – July 18, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Utah.

Born in Brigham City, Utah Territory, Howell moved with his parents to Wellsville, Utah, in 1863. He attended the common schools and the University of Utah at Salt Lake City. He taught school. He engaged in mercantile pursuits. He served as mayor of Wellsville 1882-1884. He served in the Territorial house of representatives 1886-1892. Regent of the University of Utah 1896-1900. He served as member of the State senate 1896-1900. He moved to Logan, Utah, in 1901.

Howell married Mary Maughan and their daughter Barabara Howell Richards served as a member of the Relief Society General Board.[1]

Howell was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1917). Howell was involved in getting appropriations for the Mormon Colonists who had fled Mexico in 1912.[2]

He engaged in banking and the real estate business. The town of Howell, Utah, founded about 1910 on land owned by one of his business interests in Box Elder County, was named for the congressman. He died in Logan, Utah, July 18, 1918, and was interred in the Logan City Cemetery.


  1. ^ Jenson, Andrew. LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 194
  2. ^ Conference Report, October 1912, p. 85

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