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Robert Lee Howze (1864 - 1926)

Major Gen Robert Lee Howze
Born in Overton, Rusk County, Texasmap
Husband of — married 24 Feb 1897 [location unknown]
Died in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohiomap
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2016
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Robert Howze was awarded the Medal of Honor.

Robert Howze is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1888-1926
Achieved the rank of Major General, served in 5 Campaigns/Wars

Major General Robert Lee Howze 1864-1926

Major General Howze was born to Captain James Augustus Howze, of the 14th Texas Cavalry, and Amanda Hamilton Howze in Overton, Rusk County, Texas.

In 1883, Robert graduated from Hubbard College.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1888 and then accepted a commission to the United States Army.

He first served in the Indian Wars, then served in the Spanish–American War, Philippine–American War and World War I. His last assignment was presiding over the court-martial for Colonel Billy Mitchell.

He married Anne Chiffelle Hawkins, daughter of General Hamilton S. Hawkins, on February 24, 1897.

Two of their children both attended and graduated from the United States Military Academy.

Major General Robert Lee Howze Junior., Class of 1925
General Hamilton Hawkins Howze, Class of 1930.

Major General Howze is buried in the United States Military Academy Post Cemetery in West Point, New York.

Medal of Honor Recipients, State of Texas, United States of America[1][2]


  1. Texas State Cemetery website MOH listings
  2. U.S. Army Center for Military History website
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