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By Kent Larsen

Former LDS Congressman Allan T. Howe Dies

WASHINGTON, DC -- Former Congressman Allan T. Howe, who represented the Utah that included Salt Lake City, died yesterday at his son's home in Falls Church, Virginia. Howe served in Congress starting in 1974 for one term, losing his bid for re-election in 1976 after a scandal over his arrest for soliciting sex acts. He was 73.

A native of South Cottonwood, Utah, Howe graduated from the University of Utah Law School and served for a year in the U.S. Coast Guard. By the early 1950s, he had become active in politics, working as an Administrative Assistant for Utah Senator Frank Moss from 1959 to 1964. He later worked as an Assistant Attorney General of Utah and as an Administrative Assistant to Utah Governor Calvin L. Rampton. He also worked as Executive Director of the Four Corners Regional Development Commission from 1968 to 1972.

While serving in Congress, Howe was a member of the Interior and Insular Affairs and Public Works and Transportation committees. But in June 1976, in the middle of his campaign for re-election, Salt Lake City police arrested Howe and charged him with soliciting sexual acts from an undercover Salt Lake City policewoman. While Howe maintained his innocence, he was convicted by the court of the misdemeanor charge, and the conviction was upheld on appeal.

After loosing his seat in congress, Howe remained in Washington DC, working as a lobbyist. For the past 10 years he has worked for the National Parks and Hospitality Association, a lobbying group for park concessionaires.


Utah Democrat Allan T. Howe
Washington Post 15Dec00 T2


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