Howard has lived in New Hampshire since 1975—practicing law, participating in numerous community organizations and initiatives, and serving on the boards of trustees of several state-wide non-profit organizations. He has never run for public office before.
He grew up in Korea, where his parents served as medical missionaries. After graduating from college in 1966, he spent a year in Viet Nam as a reporter, two years studying economics in England, and three years working in Washington, DC as an aide to Republican Congressman John B. Anderson of Illinois. He graduated from law school in 1975, and since then has practiced law as a business attorney at Orr & Reno PA in Concord.
He has served on or been a member of the following local and state-wide organizations:
- Canterbury Conservation Commission
- Canterbury United Community Church
- Canterbury Community Market, LLC
- Board of Trustees of Canterbury Shaker Village
- Board of Trustees of Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
- Board of Trustees of New Hampshire Historical Society
Howard has a daughter, Anna, from a previous marriage. His wife Lois teaches early American history to 8th graders in a public middle school. He is an avid Red Sox and Patriots fan, and enjoys New Hampshire’s wonderful outdoors in all seasons (except black-fly season).