William Washington Howes

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William Washington Howes served under Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Second and First Assistant Postmaster General from 1933 to 1940. Howes brought airmail service to the Midwest. The W W Howes Municipal Airport (now known as Huron Regional Airport) was named in his honor. It is located in Huron, South Dakota. (Source: Howes' grandson, Dr. Whiting Wicker) Previously, he was a member of the South Dakota Senate, Chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party and a member of the Democratic National Committee. In 1920, he ran for Governor of South Dakota, losing to William H. McMaster.

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Howes was born on February 16, 1887 in Tomah, Wisconsin. [1] He died on January 15, 1962 in Washington, D.C..

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  1. "William Washington Howes". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-31.