- John W. Houston
John Wallace Houston (
May 4, 1814- April 26, 1896) was a United States Representativefrom Delaware. Born in Concord, Delaware, he attended the country schools and Newark Academy, and was graduated from Yale Collegein 1834. He studied law in Dover, was admitted to the bar in 1837, moved to Georgetown, Delawarein 1839 and commenced the practice of law.
Secretary of State of Delawarefrom 1841 to 1844, and was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth, Thirtieth, and Thirty-first Congresses, serving from March 4, 1845to March 4, 1851. While in the House, he was chairman of the Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Thirtieth Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1850, and was appointed associate judgeof the Delaware Superior Courton May 4, 1855. Houston was a member of the peace conference of 1861, held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war. He retired from the bench in 1893 and died in Georgetown; interment was in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Lewes, Delaware.
Robert G. Houston, was also a U.S. Representative from Delaware.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
John W. Houston — John Wallace Houston (* 4. Mai 1814 in Concord, Sussex County, Delaware; † 26. April 1896 in Georgetown, Delaware) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1845 und 1851 vertrat er den Bundesstaat Delaware im US Repräsentantenhaus … Deutsch Wikipedia
John Mills Houston — (1939) John Mills Houston (* 15. September 1890 bei Formosa, Jewell County, Kansas; † 29. April 1975 in Laguna Beach,Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Politiker. Zwischen 1935 und 1943 vertrat er den fünften … Deutsch Wikipedia
John Blakiston-Houston — DL, JP (11 September 1829 27 February 1920) was an Irish Member of parliament.Blakiston Houston was the son of Richard Bayly Blakiston Houston (d. 1857), of Orangefield, Co. Down, and his wife Mary Isabella Houston. He was a grandson of Sir… … Wikipedia
John Mills Houston — (September 15, 1890 April 29, 1975) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.Born on a farm near Formosa, Kansas, Houston attended the public schools of Wichita, Kansas, St. John s Military School, Salina, Kansas, and Fairmount University, Wichita,… … Wikipedia
Brunner, John Kilian Houston — ▪ 1996 British science fiction writer whose popular novels include The Sheep Look Up, The Shockwave Rider, and the Hugo Award winning Stand on Zanzibar (b. Sept. 24, 1934 d. Aug. 25, 1995). * * * … Universalium
John Houston — is the name of:* John Houston (director), Canadian film producer, director, and DGC award winner * John Houston (newspaperman) (1850 1910), Pioneer newspaperman and politician from British Columbia, Canada * John Houston (New Zealand writer)… … Wikipedia
Houston (Familienname) — Houston ist ein Familienname. Aussprache Der Familienname wird in England [ˈhuːstən] oder [ˈhaustən] ausgesprochen, in Schottland nur [ˈhuːstən]. Die Aussprache in den USA ist normalerweise [ˈhjuːstən]. Die nach Sam Houston benannten Orte und… … Deutsch Wikipedia
John Brunner — John Kilian Houston Brunner (* 24. September 1934 in Preston Crownmarsh, Oxfordshire; † 25. August 1995 in Glasgow) war ein britischer Science Fiction Autor. Seine ersten Romane werden der konventionellen Space Opera zugerechnet, bald jedoch… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Houston Pioneer Cemetery — Infobox cemetery name = Houston Pioneer Cemetery imagesize = 300px caption = Front of Houston Pioneer Cemetery established = 1883 Houston Pioneer Cemetery Historical marker located in Rossetter Park in front of the Houston Pioneer Cemetery, Eau… … Wikipedia
John Brunner (novelist) — Infobox Writer name = John Kilian Houston Brunner pseudonym = birthdate = birth date|1934|09|24 birthplace = Oxfordshire, United Kingdom deathdate = death date|1995|08|26 (Age 61) deathplace = occupation = Novelist nationality = British period =… … Wikipedia