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Volney Howard Volney Howard
Full Name: Volney Erskine Howard
Date of birth: October 22, 1809
Date of death: May 14, 1889

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H Bexar Mar 16, 1846 - Dec 13, 1847 1st (1)     San Antonio / Bexar   Bexar, Comal
(1) Not present at organization of the House on 2/16/1846; Howard sworn 3/16/1846, p. 162. House Journal.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Biographical Sketches
  • Biography, pp. 385-390. Incorrectly states Mr. Howard was elected to the Senate of the state of Texas. Bench and Bar of Texas, 1885.
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 107-108. Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845, 1942.
  • HOWARD, VOLNEY ERSKINE (1809-1889). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • RUNNELS, HIRAM GEORGE (1796-1857). H.G. Runnels was the uncle of Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels. Volney E. Howard injured in duel with Hiram Runnels in 1840. Relatives: Hiram G. Runnels: uncle; Hardin R. Runnels and Howell Runnels: nephews. Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Portrait and biographical sketch, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, 2006.
  • Biographical sketch includes passages from an obituary from a "leading daily newspaper of Los Angeles." Fulmore, Z.T. "General Volney Howard," Vol. 14, No. 2, October 1910, pp. 146-149. Southwestern Historical Quarterly.
  • Other Resources
  • Obituary, 5/15/1889, Los Angeles Times, p. 2. Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library.
  • Portrait. Texas Jurists, 1836 - 1936, 1936.
  • HOWARD, Volney Erskine (1809-1889). Representative, TX. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Volney Howard, Texas Jurists Collection
  • Committee Informationtop
    1st R.S. - 1846
    Ceding Public Lands to the Government of the United States, Public Debt (Chair) 

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