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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

John Howard

1726-1790

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
1. John Howard Marker
Inscription.

Prison Reformer
Lived Here

 
Erected 1908 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.33′ N, 0° 7.146′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Great Ormond Street just west of Lamb's Conduit Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Great Ormond Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 3JB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The White Conduit (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Horizon Magazine (about 180 meters away); Sydney Smith (about 240 meters away); Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); The Queens Larder (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Sir James Matthew Barrie (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir John Barbirolli C.H. (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sir Thomas Lawrence (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  John Howard (prison reformer) (New World Encyclopedia). "John Howard (September 2, 1726 – January 20, 1790) was a British philanthropist and prison reformer. Born into a wealthy
John Howard Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 12, 2017
2. John Howard Marker - Wide View
family and inheriting considerable fortune, Howard traveled widely. His experience of prison awakened in him a vocation for service, and a subsequent religious experience led him to determine to make an important contribution to the world. Accepting an appointment as High Sheriff, he invested himself personally into the task, visiting the jail and investigating problems with the penal system. He would eventually spend the rest of his life, and considerable amounts of money, on efforts for prison reform and improvement of the lives of prisoners both within the United Kingdom and other countries in Europe. His exemplary efforts in living for the sake of others are remembered and honored in several organizations bearing his name that continue to work for penal reform." (Submitted on November 8, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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