HOWELL, GEORGE EVAN, a Representative from Illinois; born in Marion, Williamson County,
Ill., September 21, 1905; attended the public schools at Villa Grove, Douglas
County, Ill.; graduated from the University of Illinois College of Commerce at
Urbana in 1927 and from the College of Law in 1930; taught school in McHenry
County, Ill., in 1927 and 1928; member of the faculty of the College of
Commerce, University of Illinois, 1928-1930; was admitted to the bar in 1930
and commenced practice in Springfield, Ill,; became a member of the Officers'
Reserve Corps in 1933; referee in bankruptcy, United States District Court,
southern division of Illinois, 1937-1941; elected as a Republican to the
Seventy-seventh and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from January
3, 1941, until his resignation on October 5, 1947; judge of the United States
Court of Claims from October 6, 1947, until his resignation on September 30,
1953; chairman of the Illinois Toll Highway Commission 1953-1955; resumed the
practice of law; resided in Largo, Fla., until his death in Clearwater, Fla.,
January 18, 1980; cremated; entombment in a niche in the Columbarium, Arlington
National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.