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Jack Howman

John Hartley Howman
Prime Minister Ian Smith
Personal details
Born (1919-08-11)11 August 1919
Selukwe, Southern Rhodesia
Died 2 February 2000(2000-02-02) (aged 80)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Nationality Rhodesian
Political party Rhodesian Front
Spouse(s) Moira Maidman

John Hartley "Jack" Howman ID served as a Rhodesian Front MP[1] in Salisbury and the Minister of Tourism and Information in the cabinet of Prime Minister Ian Smith. He was one of the signatories to the Unilateral Declaration of Independence on 11 November 1965.[2] He was also Minister of African Education until 1963.

Howman was one of Smith's closest confidantes and friends in his cabinet and accompanied him to the Gibraltar Conferences in 1966 and 1968.


  1. ^ "Terrorists' losses 160".  
  2. ^ White, Matthew C. (1978). Smith of Rhodesia: A Pictorial Biography. Cape Town: Don Nelson. p. 45.  
Political offices
Preceded by
Minister of African Education
? – 1963
Succeeded by
John Wrathall
Preceded by
Minister of Tourism and Information Succeeded by
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