Rufus M. Howard

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Rufus M. Howard
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Speaker of the Nebraska Legislature
In office
Preceded byWilliam H. Diers
Succeeded byRobert Crosby
Member of the Nebraska Legislature
from the 39th district
In office
Succeeded byCarl Jeffords
Member of the Nebraska House of Representatives
from the 91st district
In office
Preceded byCharles C. Larsen
Personal details
Rufus Melvin Howard

May 23, 1888
Grant City, Missouri
DiedMarch 27, 1952(1952-03-27) (aged 63)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican

Rufus Melvin Howard (May 23, 1888 – March 27, 1952) was a Republican politician from McPherson County who served in the Nebraska House of Representatives and the Unicameral Nebraska Legislature where he served as Speaker of the Legislature from 1941-1943. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor in 1942, and served as State Agriculture Director from 1943 until his death in 1952.[1]


  1. "State Ag Director Dies At 63," Lincoln Star, Mar. 29, 1952