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Associate Justice Rufus K. Howell

Rufus King Howell (1820 - 1890)

Associate Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court, 1865-1877
Judge, Louisiana Historic First Judicial District Court (Orleans Parish) 1857-1864


Born in Mississippi, 1820 • Served as a delegate and was elected President Pro Tempore at 1864 State Constitutional Convention • Served as Company Captain in the Louisiana Militia • Opposed to secession and supported federal occupation • Died in Point Washington, Florida, October 4, 1890 • Portrait painted by Andres Molinary