THOMAS M. HOWE [Steel Engraved Portrait]

By: Cushing, Thomas

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1 pages; A steel engraved portrait of Thomas M. Howe extracted from Cushing's History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Including its Early Settlement... also Portraits of Some of its Prominent Men. Chicago: A. Warner & Co., 1889. The portrait measures 10" by 7" with the image and facsimile autograph centered; protective tissue guard in place. Thomas M. Howe was a leading financier and businessman in Pittsburgh. A descendant of John Howe of Sudbury, Massachusetts who arrived from England in 1638. Thomas Howe was born in Ohio in 1808 and left home to move to Pittsburgh around 1820 and started as a clerk in the drygoods business of Mason & McDonough. By 1830 Howe had become a partner in the hardware business of Leavitt & Co. His star rose rapidly from that time forward. In 1839 he was made cashier of the Exchange Bank of Pittsburgh. By 1850 he was elected to Congress from the Pittsburgh District and re-elected in 1852. Other business associations included Pittsburgh and Boston Mining; C. G. Hussey & Co.; Wells, Hussey, Howe & Co.; and the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railway. He strongly supported the federal government during the Civil War and in the post-war years refused appointment to public office, preferring the challenges of business to the turmoil and methods of political campaigning in that era. He died in 1877.

Title: THOMAS M. HOWE [Steel Engraved Portrait]

Author Name: Cushing, Thomas

Categories: Biography and Autobiography, 19th Century, Americana and American History,

Publisher: Chicago, A. Warner Co.: 1889

Binding: Print

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 35318

Keywords: Pittsburgh Pennsylvania History Thomas M. Howe Allegheny County