Henry Lycurgus Howison

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Rear Admiral Henry Lycurgus Howison, U.S.N. (10 October, 1837 – 31 December, 1914) served in the United States Navy.

Life & Career

Howison was born in Washington, Indiana, on 10 October, 1837. He was appointed to the Naval Academy in September 1854 and graduated in June 1858.[1]

Howison was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in March 1865.[2]

Howison was promoted to the rank of Captain in 1885.[3]

Howison was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in September 1898.[4]

Howison retired on 10 October, 1899 and moved to Yonkers, New York.[5] He died there on 31 December, 1914.[6]

See Also


Service Records

Naval Appointments
Preceded by
Rush R. Wallace
Captain of U.S.S. Vandalia
10 Feb, 1886[7] – Apr, 1888[8]
Succeeded by
Cornelius M. Schoonmaker
Preceded by
John Irwin
Commandant, Navy Yard, Mare Island
17 Jul, 1893[9]
Succeeded by
William A. Kirkland
Preceded by
New Command
Captain of U.S.S. Oregon
15 Jul, 1896 – Mar, 1897
Succeeded by
Albert S. Barker
Preceded by
Joseph N. Miller
Commandant, Navy Yard, Boston
5 May, 1897[10]
Succeeded by
Mortimer L. Johnson


  1. US People--Howison, Henry L.
  2. US People--Howison, Henry L.
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  4. US People--Howison, Henry L.
  5. Register of Officers, 1903. p. 96.
  6. US People--Howison, Henry L.
  7. Register of Officers, 1887. p. 6.
  8. Register of Officers, 1889. p. 6.
  9. Register of Officers, 1896. p. 6.
  10. List and Station, July 1898. p. 4.