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Some Famous People with the surname of Howell

C. Thomas HowellWiki Christopher Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966), usually credited as C.
George Julian HowellWiki George Julian "Snowy" Howell VC, MM (19 November 1893 ? 23 December 1964) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.
David HowellWiki David Howell (January 1, 1747 ? July 21, 1824) was an American jurist and statesman from Providence, Rhode Island.
David HowellWiki David Alexander Howell (born 23 June 1975) is an English professional golfer from Swindon.
Evan HowellWiki Evan Park Howell (December 10, 1839 August 6, 1905) was an American politician and early telegraph operator, as well as an officer in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
Harry HowellWiki Henry Vernon "Harry" Howell (born December 28, 1932, in Hamilton, Ontario) is a former professional hockey player and longtime star for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League.
Llorne HowellWiki Llorne Gregory Howell (born 8 July 1972 in Napier) is a former cricketer.
Jay HowellWiki Jay Canfield Howell (born November 26, 1955 in Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (1980), Chicago Cubs (1981), New York Yankees (1982-84), Oakland Athletics (1985-87), Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-92), Atlanta Braves (1993) and Texas Rangers (1994).
John HowellWiki John Thomas Howell (born April 28, 1978, in) is a former professional American football player.
John Adams HowellWiki John Adams Howell (1840-1918) was an American naval officer whose career included combat duty in the Civil War.
Jack HowellWiki Jack Robert Howell (born August 18, 1961 in Tucson, Arizona), is a former Major League Baseball third baseman.
Harry HowellWiki Henry Howell (29 November 1890, Hockley, Birmingham, Warwickshire ? 9 July 1932, Selly Oak, Warwickshire) was an English footballer and cricketer who played in 5 Tests from 1920 to 1924.
Robert B. HowellWiki Robert Beecher Howell (January 21, 1864 ? March 11, 1933) was a Nebraska republican politician.
Deborah HowellWiki Deborah Howell (born January 15, 1941) is a long-time newswoman and editor who served for 3 years as the ombudsman for "The Washington Post".
Richard HowellWiki Richard Howell (October 25, 1754 ? April 28, 1802) was Governor of New Jersey from 1794 to 1801.
Bailey HowellWiki Bailey E.
Jim Lee HowellWiki James Lee Howell (September 27, 1914 ? January 4, 1995) was an American football player and coach for the National Football League's New York Giants.
Raby HowellWiki Rabbi "Raby" Howell (12 October 1869 ? 1937) was a nineteenth century professional footballer who played for Sheffield United and Liverpool, and won two England caps.
Pat HowellWiki Pat Howell (born March 12, 1957 in Fresno, California) is a retired American football offensive lineman.
David HowellWiki David Wei Liang Howell (born November 14, 1990) is an English chess player.
James B. HowellWiki James Bruen Howell (July 4, 1816 ? June 17, 1880) was a United States Senator from Iowa for slightly over one year.
Elias HowellWiki Elias Howell (1792 ? May 1844) was a United States Representative from Ohio.
Henry HowellWiki Henry Evans Howell, Jr.
Abner HowellWiki Captain Abner Howell (August 15, 1744 ? 1797) served as a Captain in the Third Company Third Battalion, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Militia during the American Revolutionary War.
William Roe HowellWiki William Roe Howell (April 9 1846 - December 30 1890) was a prominent New York City photographer of the 1870s, known mostly for portraits of political and theatrical celebrities.
J. P. HowellWiki James Phillip Howell (born April 25, 1983 in Modesto, California) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Luke HowellWiki Luke Howell (born 5 January 1987 in Cuckfield, West Sussex) is an English professional footballer who plays for Milton Keynes Dons.
George HowellWiki George Howell (5 October 1833 - 16 September 1911) was a prominent British trade unionist and reform campaigner in the 19th century.
Albert HowellWiki Albert Howell is a Canadian improv comedian and poet.
Christopher HowellWiki Christopher Howell (born ca.
George HowellWiki George Howell (June 28 1859 ? November 19 1913) was a Republican member of the U.
W. Nathaniel HowellWiki Wilson Nathaniel "Nat" Howell (born September 14, 1939) is an American diplomat and educator.
Kaitlin HowellWiki Kaitlin Howell (born January 2, 1989) is a Canadian actress who began acting in 2003 and has since then been cast as one of the major roles in the animated series Jacob Two-Two.
Dixie HowellWiki Millard "Dixie" Howell (November 24, 1912 ? March 2, 1971) was a college football player and head coach.
Nathaniel W. HowellWiki Nathaniel Woodhull Howell (1770?1851) was a United States Representative from New York.
Clark HowellWiki Clark Howell (September 21, 1863 ? November 14, 1936) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American newspaper man and politician from the state of Georgia.
Alice HowellWiki Alice Howell (May 20, 1886-April 11, 1961), was a silent film comedy actress from New York City.
John H. HowellWiki John H.
David HowellWiki David Howell (born 10 October 1958 in Hammersmith) is a former English football player, who played as a central defender.
Joseph HowellWiki Joseph Howell (February 17, 1857 ? July 18, 1918) was a U.
Benjamin Franklin HowellWiki Benjamin Franklin Howell (January 27, 1844 - February 1, 1933) was a American Republican Party politician who represented in the United States House of Representatives from 1895 to 1911.
Charles R. HowellWiki Charles Robert Howell (April 23, 1904, Trenton, New Jersey - July 5, 1973, Trenton, New Jersey) was an American Democratic Party politician who represented in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955.
Gerran HowellWiki Gerran Lyn Howell (born February 25 1991) is a young Welsh actor.
Francis HowellWiki Francis Howell (1625 ? 1679) was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1657 to 1660.
Henry HowellWiki Henry Howell (1828?1896) was a Mormon pioneer and one of the founders of Fish Haven, Idaho, USA.
Dean HowellWiki Dean George Howell (born 29 November 1980) is an English footballer who plays for Aldershot Town.
William J. HowellWiki William J.
Janet HowellWiki Janet Denison Howell (born May 7, 1944, in Washington, D.
Mike HowellWiki Michael Lionel Howell (born July 5, 1943 in West Monroe, Louisiana) was an American football defensive back who played with the National Football League's Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins.
Thomas HowellWiki Rt.
George HowellWiki George Howell (1945-) is an American entrepreneur and one of the pioneers of the specialty-coffee movement in the United States in the early 1970s.
Delles HowellWiki Delles Ray Howell (born August 22, 1948 in Vallejo, California) is a retired American football defensive back.
Horatio Stockton HowellWiki Horatio Stockton Howell (August 14, 1820 ? July 1, 1863) was a Union Army chaplain killed in downtown Gettysburg on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Leonard HowellWiki Leonard Sidgwick Howell (6 August 1848 ? 7 September 1895) was an English footballer who won the FA Cup with the Wanderers in 1873 and made one appearance as a full back for England in the second international match.
William T. HowellWiki William Thompson Howell (July 8, 1810 ? April 3, 1870) was an American jurist and politician.
Algie HowellWiki Algie Thomas Howell, Jr.
Daedalus HowellWiki Daedalus Howell (born July 19, 1972 in Sonoma County, California) is an American writer, filmmaker and media personality.
Jamie HowellWiki Jamie Howell (born 19 February 1977 in Rustington) is an English former professional footballer.
Lane HowellWiki Autrey Lane Howell (born July 28, 1941 in Monroe, Louisiana) is a former professional American football player who played defensive tackle for seven seasons for the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.
William HowellWiki William Henry Howell (December 1863 - unknown) was a Welsh rugby union forward who played club rugby for Swansea and international rugby for Wales.
Charles Augustus HowellWiki Charles Augustus Howell (10 March 1840 ? 21 April 1890) was an art dealer and alleged blackmailer who is best-known for persuading the poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti to dig up the poems he buried with his wife Elizabeth Siddal.
Peter HowellWiki Peter Adrian Howell (born 29 July 1941) is a British academic and historian.