Howard Malcom

A Brief Biography


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Howard Malcom was born on January 19, 1799 in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was John J. Malcom, a man of Scottish descent. His mother was Deborah (Howard) Malcom (Presidents of Georgetown College). Her father, John Howard, was a Welsh Friend Preacher and a close friend of the well-known William Penn. When his father died in 1801, at the age of 23, Howard was placed in the direct care of his grandfather, John Howard (Baptist Encyclopedia). This experience introduced him into a life of religion and his mother made sure that he was brought up in a religious house. He served in the position of President of several colleges and as pastor of several churches.