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Identifier: Annex Collection #3197

Charles R. Howell Papers


  • Majority of material found in 1949-1955


Correspondence, case files, legislative files, campaign files (1948, 1952, 1954), congressional reports, scrapbooks, clippings, and other papers. Includes files on Howell's unsuccessful campaign for the senate (1954) and the recount of votes (1954-1955).


17 Cubic Feet (17 record cartons)

Physical Location

Stored offsite: Advance notice required to consult these records.

Language of Materials


Biographical Sketch

Born April 23, 1904, in Trenton, N.J., son of Harriet Bumstead and Robert Wilson Howell; educated in Trenton public schools, Hoosac School, Hoosick, New York; Princeton University, 2 years; University of Pennsylvania, special courses; engaged in own insurance business in Trenton since 1928; chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) degree; former president or Trenton Association of Life Underwriters; elected to the New Jersey House Assembly in 1944; reelected in 1945; introduced original New Jersey Fair Employment Bill (F.E.P.C.); member of the Mercer County Regional Council of State Division Against Discrimination; treasurer of the Trenton Chapter of Conference of Christians and Jews; executive board of the Trenton Council on Human Relations; vice-chairmain of the New Jersey Americans for Democratic Action (A.D.A); Lions Club and Trenton Elks member; former president of the Trenton Kennel Club; Episcopalian; married to Inez Howe, daughter of Ines Whitefield and William Patton Howe of Pennington, N.J.; elected to the Eighty-first Congress on November 2, 1948; Democrat.


Original biography from box 5, folder 24.

Inventory of the Charles R. Howell Papers
Edited Full Draft
Special Collections and University Archives
March 2020
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.