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.