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  Howe, Thomas M.
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NameThomas M. Howe
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Allegheny City, Pennsylvania , United States
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Born April 20, 1808
DiedJuly 20, 1877 (69 years)
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Aug 23, 2015 05:03am
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InfoHOWE, Thomas Marshall, (father-in-law of James W. Brown), a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Williamstown, Orange County, Vt., April 20, 1808; moved with his parents to Bloomfield, Ohio, in 1817; attended private schools and was graduated from Warren (Ohio) Academy; moved to Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1829; served as clerk in a wholesale dry-goods establishment; commenced business for himself in 1833; was cashier and president of the Exchange National Bank of Pittsburgh 1839-1859; engaged in copper mining, copper and steel manufacturing, commercial pursuits, and banking; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed former business pursuits; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; assistant adjutant general on the staff of Governor Curtin and chairman of the Allegheny County committee for recruiting Union soldiers during the Civil War; one of the organizers and first president of the Pittsburgh chamber of commerce; died in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 20, 1877; interment in Allegheny Cemetery.

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