This collection Includes business records, shop manuals, automobile ephemera, automobile related periodicals, personal papers,
photographs, and other items
Born April 26, 1904, Louis “Bud” Howe spent his childhood in San Jose. In 1920, Mr. Howe joined the U. S. Army Air Service.
Discharged in 1921, he worked at various garages throughout the San Jose Area. In 1924 Mr. Howe married Maude Soto. Together
they had two children, Helene, born in 1927, and Robert born in 1931. Records show Mr. Howe was self-employed beginning in
1929. He opened his own garage titled “Bud Howe’s Garage” in 1933. In 1960, Mr. Howe campaigned and ran for California 2nd
District Supervisor. Winning third place among a field of four, Mr. Howe did not survive
the primary runoff election. In 1969, at the age of 65 Mr. Howe retired. Little is known about what happened to his garage
after his retirement and subsequent death in 1984 at the age of 79.
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