The Howells of Rhode Island
- David Howell (1747–1824), Rhode Island State Court Judge 1780, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Rhode Island 1782–1785, Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court 1786, Attorney General of Rhode Island 1789, U.S. Federal Judge 1812. Father of Jeremiah B. Howell.
- Jeremiah B. Howell (1771–1822), U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1811–1817. Son of David Howell.
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