Howell received a B.A. at Oberlin College and M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania.
- Privileges and Elections, Chair
- Courts of Justice
- Education and Health Committee
- Finance Committee
- Senate Rules
Howell was born in Washington, D.C. on May 7, 1944.
- Biography from the Virginia Legislature
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Sen. Howell's website
- Campaign contributions:1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007