Jonas Holland Howe
(1821 - 1898)
Jonas Holland Howe was active/lived in Minnesota, Massachusetts. Jonas Howe is known for portrait and landscape painting, politician.
Biography Jonas Holland Howe
Jonas Holland Howe (1821-1898) was an antebellum abolitionist, civic leader and artist from Plymouth, Minnesota and a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving in 1866 from the 5th Representative District in Hennepin County.
Jonas H. Howe was born in Petersham, Massachusetts on 28 April 1821 to Jonas Howe (1786-1865) and Arethusa (Negus) Howe (1789-1851). He was married on 10 June 1846, to Margaret Adele Swindell at Barre, Massachusetts, and they moved to Minnesota in 1854. Howe was trained as an artist in Massachusetts along with his cousin George Fuller and he was a proficient portrait and landscape artist.
In Minnesota, Howe was a staunch abolitionist, and he served in a number of local offices in
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