Francis Howse (1851 - 13 September 1925) was a solicitor and local politician.
He was twice a member of the London School Board, elected for Hackney in 1891, he lost his seat in 1894. He returned briefly to the board when he was co-opted to fill a casual vacancy at Hackney on 7 October 1897. He was again defeated at the school board elections in December of the same year.
He died, following a long illness, at his home in Holland Road, Kensington, in 1925, aged 74.