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World War II (1939-1945)
Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive
Joseph E. Howell, Legg Mason executive

Joseph E. Howell, who was one of Baltimore's first World War II draftees and later became a vice president and general partner at Legg Mason, died Monday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of heart disease. He was 95. The son of Charles Edward Howell, a Standard Oil Co. worker, and Margaret Howell, a homemaker, Joseph Emery Howell was born in Baltimore and raised in the 900 block of St. Charles Ave. in the Beechfield neighborhood of Baltimore County On Sept. 16, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Service Act, which set the stage for the nation's first-ever peacetime draft and first compulsory military service since World War I, as the Nazis...

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