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Victor S. K. Houston

Victor S. K. Houston

Member of Congress

Class of 1897
  • Member of 70th Congress, 1927-1933 - California(R)

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Victor Stewart Kaleoaloha Houston was a Delegate from the Territory of Hawaii. He was born in San Francisco, Calif. on July 22, 1876. He received a preparatory education and attended Real Schule in Dresden, Saxony, as well as Cantonal College in Lausanne, Switzerland. He also attended Force School, Washington, D.C., and Werntz Preparatory School, Annapolis, Maryland. He was graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1897 and served in the United States Navy in various grades, retiring as commander in 1926.

He then moved to Honolulu, T.H., in 1909 and was elected as a Republican a Delegate to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress. He was a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1932. Following that, he retired from active business and political life until recalled to active duty in the United States Navy on December 7, 1941, where he served until March 1, 1945. He was promoted to the rank of captain on the retired list on June 9, 1943. He died in Honolulu, Hawaii, July 31, 1959; interment in Oahu Cemetery.

 
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