Jeanne Howard comes from a long line of women who
attended Furman and its predecessor colleges. Jeanne’s mother, Jean
Garrison Howard, graduated from the Woman’s College of Furman University
in 1948. Jeanne graduated in 1981 with a major in Political Science.
After a stint in the working world, Jeanne entered law school at the
University of South Carolina. Upon graduating from law school, she
clerked for U.S. Magistrate Judge William “Bucky” Catoe. Following her
clerkship, she became an Assistant Attorney General in the office of the
Attorney General for South Carolina where she specialized in criminal
litigation including criminal appeals and post conviction challenges.
In 1995, Jeanne joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of
South Carolina. Over the past fifteen years she has prosecuted all
types of federal criminal offenses. She has been presented with several
awards from federal and local agencies for her dedication to making
South Carolina a safer place to live.
Jeanne has been active in the Furman community by serving on the board
of the Alumni Association, the Political Science Advisory Board and
coaching the Mock Trial team.
She is also involved in numerous civic and professional organizations
having served on the boards of the Mental Health Association of
Greenville, Emrys Foundation, Downtown Symphony Club and Federal Bar
Association. She is a member of the executive committee of the
Greenville County Bar Association, Greenville Women Giving and the
Junior League of Greenville. Jeanne attends Fourth Presbyterian Church.