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Thomas Marshall Howe

Thomas M. Howe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 22nd district
In office
March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1855
Preceded by John W. Howe
Succeeded by Samuel Anderson Purviance
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853
Preceded by Moses Hampton
Succeeded by David Ritchie
Personal details
Born (1808-04-20)April 20, 1808
Williamstown, Vermont
Died July 20, 1877(1877-07-20) (aged 69)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Political party Whig

Thomas Marshall Howe (April 20, 1808 – July 20, 1877) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.


Howe (father-in-law of Williamstown, Vermont. He moved with his parents to Bloomfield, Ohio in 1817. He attended private schools and graduated from Warren Academy in Warren, Ohio. He moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1829, where he served as a clerk in a wholesale dry-goods establishment before commencing business for himself in 1833. He married Mary Ann Palmer Howe on December 13, 1833. From 1839 to 1859, Howe served as a cashier and president of the Exchange National Bank of Pittsburgh. He also engaged in copper mining, copper and steel manufacturing, commercial pursuits, and banking.

Howe was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1854. He resumed his former business pursuits, and was a delegate to the 1860 Republican National Convention that nominated Abraham Lincoln as the candidate for President. He was assistant adjutant general on the staff of Governor Andrew Gregg Curtin and chairman of the [[Allegheny County,

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