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He later moved to Batavia, Ohio, and served as a prosecuting attorney from 1845–49. He served in the war with Mexico and was made second lieutenant of Company C, Second Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Following the war, he served as member of the State senate 1850-1852.
He enrolled in the army following the outbreak of the Civil War and was commissioned as the major of the 59th Ohio Infantry, on August 11, 1861. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel and commanded the regiment at the Battle of Stones River. Howard resigned his commission on February 24, 1863 and returned home to resume his law practice.
Howard practiced law until his death in Batavia on June 1, 1891. He was interred in Union Cemetery.
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- William Howard (congressman) at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress Retrieved on 2008-10-19