Edward House

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Birthday
26, 1858
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 28, 1938 (79)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1858
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Mar 28, 1938 (79)

About

Remembered best as Woodrow Wilson's unofficial, highly influential adviser during both the Democratic politician's 1912 presidential campaign and his subsequent World War I-era political and diplomatic negotiations, House played a key role in formulating the Covenant of the League of Nations; the Treaty of Versailles; and the Fourteen Points.

Before Fame

After attending boarding schools in England, Virginia, and Connecticut, he enrolled at Cornell University in New York and subsequently worked as a businessman and investor.

Trivia

In the early 1900s, he penned and anonymously published a politically-themed novel titled Philip Dru: Administrator.

Family Life

Born in Houston, Texas, to an English immigrant father, House grew up with six older brothers. His more than six-decade marriage to Loulie Hunter produced daughters named Janet and Mona.

Associated With

During the early 1930s, House publicly supported Franklin D. Roosevelt.