Charles Benjamin Howard

The Hon.
Charles Benjamin Howard
Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke
In office
October 1925 – January 1940
Preceded by riding created
Succeeded by Maurice Gingues
Senator for Wellington, Quebec
In office
8 February 1940 – 25 March 1964
Appointed by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded by Albert Joseph Brown
Succeeded by Paul Desruisseaux
Personal details
Born 27 September 1885(1885-09-27)
Smith's Mills, Quebec
Died 25 March 1964(1964-03-25) (aged 78)
Sherbrooke, Quebec
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) 1) Alberta May Campbell
m. 1 June 1908[1]
3) Simone Lemieux[2]
Occupation businessman, industrialist, lumber merchant
Religion United Church[1]

Charles Benjamin Howard (27 September 1885 – 25 March 1964) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Smith's Mills, Quebec in Stanstead County and became a businessman, industrialist and lumber merchant.

Howard attended high school at Sherbrooke then Stanstead Wesleyan College. In 1923, he assumed the presidency of his family's lumber operation, B.C. Howard Company, following his father's death.[2] In 1950 and 1951, Howard was mayor of Sherbrooke.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Sherbrooke riding in the 1925 general election then re-elected in 1926, 1930 and 1935. After completing his term in the 18th Canadian Parliament, Howard left the House of Commons and was appointed to the Senate for the Wellington, Quebec division.

On 25 March 1964, Howard died at his Sherbrooke residence shortly after completing a visit to Mexico. He remained a Senator at that time.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, A.L. (1936, 1940). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ a b c The Canadian Press (26 March 1964). "Senator C.B. Howard / Served 39 Years In Two Houses Of Parliament". The Globe and Mail. p. 41. 

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