Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
HOWELL, George Evan (1905-1980)

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.

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Springfield, IL
Papers: 1940-1970. 3 cubic feet.
Bulk of collection 1940-1958. Correspondence, speeches, reports, and photographs documenting his congressional campaigns (1940-1946), legislation concerning U.S. Court of Claims and amendment of the 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act, and work of the Illinois Toll Road Commission and National Turnpike Association. Finding aid in repository.