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William Washington Howes Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 06490 B
Identifier: H2016-035

Content Description

The collection consists of correspondence and photographs concerning William Washington Howes. A lawyer and Democrat, Howes was a South Dakota State Senator from 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 collection includes four photographs of Mr. Howes and correspondence sent to him. A number of letters, mostly dated to 1931 and 1932, are from James A. Farley, chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee and Democratic National Committee, with strong ties to Franklin Roosevelt who is referenced in several of the letters. The collection is an accretion to H2015-036 Envelopes from the 1937 dedication of the Huron Municipal Airport were added to this collection (12/27/2017)

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1920s-1940s


0.1 Cubic Feet