David F. Houston

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Birthday
17, 1866
Birthplace
Monroe, NC
Death Date
Sep 2, 1940 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
17, 1866
Birthplace
Monroe, NC
Death Date
Sep 2, 1940 (74)

About

Businessman and politician who served as 5th Secretary of Agriculture, under President Wilson from 1913 to 1920. He notably helped pass the Smith-Lever Act, the Farm Loan Act, and the Warehouse Act, which were revolutionary agricultural laws.

Before Fame

He established the School of Architecture while working as the chancellor of Washington University.

Trivia

He was the 4th President of the University of Texas and the 11th President of Texas A&M University.

Family Life

His parents were William Henry and Cornelia Anne Houston.

Associated With

In 1892, he received a M.A. in political science from Harvard University; Wallace Shawn also graduated from Harvard.