John Eager Howard (June 4, 1752 – October 12, 1827)

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John Eager Howard (June 4, 1752 – October 12, 1827) was an American soldier and politician from Maryland. He was elected as governor of the state in 1788, and served three one-year terms. He also was elected to the Continental Congress, the Congress of the United States and the U.S. Senate.[2] In the 1816 presidential election, Howard received 22 electoral votes for vice president on the Federalist Party ticket with Rufus King. The ticket lost in a landslide.

For notes relating to his estate, Belvidere and his association with Thomas Poppleton, missing letters to and from George Washington, furniture at Hampton see:


Also: Remembering John Eager Howard and his Vision for Baltimore

President pro tempore of the United States Senate In office November 21, 1800 – November 27, 1800 President John Adams Preceded by Uriah Tracy Succeeded by James Hillhouse United States Senator from Maryland In office November 21, 1796 – March 3, 1803 Preceded by Richard Potts Succeeded by Samuel Smith 5th Governor of Maryland In office November 24, 1788 – November 14, 1791 Preceded by William Smallwood Succeeded by George Plater Member of the Maryland Senate In office 1791–1795 Personal details Born June 4, 1752 Baltimore County, Province of Maryland, British America Died October 12, 1827 (aged 75) Baltimore County, Maryland, U.S. Resting place Old Saint Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland Political party Federalist Spouse(s) Peggy Chew Children John Eager Howard, Jr., George Howard, Benjamin Chew Howard, Dr. William Howard, Juliana Howard McHenry, James Howard, Sophia Howard Read, Charles Howard Residence 'Belvidere', Baltimore County, Maryland Profession Politician