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HOWARD, James John (1927-1988)

HOWARD, JAMES JOHN, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Irvington, Essex County, N.J., July 24, 1927; graduated from St. Rose School, Belmar, N.J., in 1941, Asbury Park (N.J.) High School in 1947, St. Bonaventure University, Olean, N.Y., in 1952; M.Ed., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., 1958; served in the United States Navy in the South Pacific from December 30, 1944, to July 19, 1946; teacher and acting principal in Wall Township school system, 1952-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1965, until his death in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 1988; chairman, Committee on Public Works and Transportation (Ninety-seventh through One Hundredth Congresses); was a resident of Spring Lake Heights, N.J.; interment in St. Catharine's Cemetery, Sea Girt, N.J.

Rutgers University
Alexander Library Department of Special Collections and Archives
New Brunswick, NJ
Papers: 1965-1986, approximately 170 cubic feet.
The papers of James John Howard include speeches and Congressional Record remarks, audio and video recordings, photographs, press releases, legislative correspondence, legislative research files, voting record, projects files, travel files, campaign files, and other papers. Access is restricted, in part, pending additional processing.

  • Lyons, Kathleen. Dear Congressman Howard. Foreword by Helen P. Bain. Washington: Acropolis Books, 1971.
  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: James J. Howard, Democratic Representative from New Jersey. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.