CALDER, Col. Howard L., attorney-at-law, was born June 16, 1864, in the old Calder homestead, 413 Market street, Harrisburg, Pa. He is a descendant of William Calder, who settled in this city in the early days of the century and was extensively engaged as a stage line proprietor and contractor. His father, the Rev. James Calder, D. D., was well known in the affairs of our city and was prominent in educational circles, having served as president of Hillsdale College, Michigan, and the Pennsylvania State College, respectively. Howard L. received his education in the preparatory department of the State College and the Harrisburg high school, graduating from the latter as valedictorian in the class of 1883. He at once entered Bucknell College and graduated as third honor man of a large class in 1887, being awarded the prize for the senior oration. The Master's oration was assigned to him by his alma mater as a recognition of his ability and standing and was acceptably delivered in 1890, the subject being "Elementary Law in the College Curriculum." After completing his college course in 1887, Mr. Calder registered as a student at law with Hon. Robert Snodgrass and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar in the fall of 1889. Since his admission he has made rapid strides in his profession. His ability as a public speaker has given him great popularity among all classes and his careful application to matters entrusted to his care has established for him a substantial and growing clientage. At the present time, in connection with A. Wilson Norris, Esq., his law partner, he represnts some of the largest estates in the city, having made a marked success in the Orphans' Court. He has served in the Pennsylvania National Guard for twelve years. Enlisting as a private he is now aide-de-camp with the rank of captain on the staff of Brig. Gen. J. P. S. Gobin. He is the present (1896) Worshipful Master of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, F. & A. M., and is connected with other prominent civic and social organizations.
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[Note: I don't know why he is called 'Col.' in the first line when it clearly says at the end he is a captain, but that is what it says.]