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Milford Wriarson Howard
Personal details
Born(1862-12-18)December 18, 1862
DiedDecember 28, 1937(1937-12-28) (aged 75)
Political partyDemocratic

Milford Wriarson Howard (December 18, 1862 – December 28, 1937) was a United States Representative from Alabama.

Howard was first elected to the House of Representatives as a Populist in 1894.[1] He was reelected in 1896 but did not seek another term in 1898. Howard returned to his hometown of Fort Payne, Alabama to practice law. In 1908, his name was put into nomination for the Presidency[2] at the first convention of the Independence Party in Chicago, but he finished third in the balloting to Thomas L. Hisgen.

He moved to California in 1918 to pursue literary efforts, and worked briefly in the silent movie business. In 1934, he was one of the editors of The Awakener. Following his death in Los Angeles, his cremated remains were interred, along with those of his first wife, in a large rock, into which the Sallie Howard Chapel, a memorial to his first wife near Mentone, Alabama, was built.[3]

Sallie Howard Chapel (1937), near Mentone, AlabamaInterment site of Milford W. Howard
Sallie Howard Chapel (1937), near Mentone, Alabama
Interment site of Milford W. Howard

See also


  1. ^ "Milford Wriarson Howard". Encyclopedia of Alabama. Retrieved 2020-01-01.
  2. ^ W. Howard, Milford (1 January 2020). "Find a Grave". Find a Grave. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ DeKalb County Tourist Association: Col. Milford Howard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William H. Denson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899
Succeeded by
John L. Burnett