Gen. Rufus Lombard Howard (US1972) was a successful businessman who blessed the Buffalo, New York area with his talent. This is a biography taken from pages 215-217 of the "Encyclopedia of Contemporary Biography of New York: Illustrated with Portraits on Steel," Atlantic Pub. and engraving Company, 1878. It also includes his portrait. See his page for his likeness.
Submitted by Richard Hungerford at 8:30 AM on March 14, 2017.