Benjamin Howard (Missouri)
Howard was born in Lexington, Kentucky (then part of Virginia) and graduated in 1797 from William and Mary College. He was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly in 1800. He served in the 10th and 11th Congresses from Kentucky from 1807 until April 10, 1810, when on April 17, 1810, James Madison appointed him Governor of Louisiana Territory (the Louisiana Purchase district north of modern-day Louisiana) which was renamed Missouri Territory in June 1812.
He resigned his post during the War of 1812 to become brigadier general of the Eighth Military Department. During the conflict he and Nathan Boone (Daniel Boone's youngest son) attacked Sac and Fox positions in Illinois and established Fort Clark by Peoria, Illinois.
- Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 174.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
|United States House of Representatives|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 5th congressional district
William T. Barry
|Governor of Louisiana and Missouri Territory