JAMES M. HOWICK, treasurer of Mercer County, is a progressive, intelligent young American, who has never shirked
a citizen's duty nor permitted either business or pleasure to divert him from political responsibility. Mr. Howick
was born at Neptune, Mercer County, Ohio, June 15, 1873, and is a son of Stephen and Mary J. (Bice) Howick.
The father of Mr. Howick was a prominent citizen and substantial farmer of Mercer County for many years. He was
township cleric of Center township and later was postmaster at Neptune. For an extended period he was justice of
the peace and was well and favorably known. His death occurred in 1902. He was the father of a family of 10 children.
James M. Howick was reared and educated in Mercer County, where for some years he engaged in teaching school. From
early youth he has been a student of politics and has taken a very active part in county and township affairs.
Politically in sympathy with the Democratic party, he has frequently been elected to various offices in its gift
and served as deputy county auditor and deputy county treasurer and in 1904 he was elected county treasurer. His
administration of the office has distinguished him as a man especially qualified for the position and his popularity
Mr. Howick was united in marriage with Anna M. Kistler, a daughter of John Kistler. Mr. and Mrs. Howick have a
pleasant home on East Fulton street, Celina. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, socially
and fraternally Mr. Howick is well known. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Eagles and other organizations.
History of Mercer County, Ohio
and Representative Citizens
Edited & Compiled by: Hon. S. S. Scranton
Published by: Biographical Publishing Company
Mercer County, Ohio Biographies
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