Howard, Martin, Jr. (d. 1781)

Rhode Island lawyer; delegate to the Albany congress.

A political conservative who sought the establishment of Royal government in Rhode Island. This stance led to the destruction of his house by an angry mob during the Stamp Act crisis (1765).

Fled to England. Returned to America after being appointed chief justice of North Carolina; he held that position until 1778 when he fled to England again because of the American Revolution.