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William Washington Howes Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 06485 A
Identifier: H2015-036

Content Description

The collection consists of correspondence, certificates, political party papers, invitations and photographs concerning William Washington Howes. Also known as W.W. Howes, he was born in Tomah (WI) on February 16, 1887. Mr. Howes lived in Wolsey and Huron in Beadle County. A lawyer and Democrat, Howes was a South Dakota State Senator 1917-1918, candidate for Governor of South Dakota in 1920, South Dakota Democrat State Chair in 1923, member of the Democratic National Committee from South Dakota from 1924 to 1940, delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota in 1924 and 1940 and First Assistant U.S. Postmaster who later resigned in protest in 1940 when President Franklin Roosevelt sought a third term in office. He died in Washington, D.C. on January 15, 1962. The Huron Regional Airport was originally named W. W. Howes Municipal Airport in his honor.

Acquisition Type

Gift

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • ca. 1920s-1940s

Extent

0.5 Cubic Feet