Leonidas Campbell Houk (c.1836 - c.1891)

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Nicknames: "poisoned by arsenic"
Birthplace: Boyds Creek, Tennessee
Death: Died
Cause of death: accidentally drank a bottle of arsenic solution
Managed by: Elizabeth-Gaye Jeans
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About Leonidas Campbell Houk

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonidas_C._Houk

Leonidas Campbell Houk (June 8, 1836 – May 25, 1891) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 2nd congressional district of Tennessee. Between 1878 and 1891, Houk was elected to seven consecutive terms in the House, during which time he helped solidify the Republican congressional dominance in East Tennessee that remains to the present day.[3] Houk fought for the Union Army during the Civil War, and rose to the rank of colonel within a few months.[2] Largely self-trained as a lawyer, Houk served as a state circuit court judge from 1866 to 1869.

http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/entry.php?rec=657

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8039036

http://www.knoxfocus.com/2013/10/congressman-leonidas-campbell-houk/

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30B15FE3C5E10738DDDAF0A94DD405B8185F0D3

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Leonidas C. Houk, US Congress's Timeline

1836
1836
Boyds Creek, Tennessee
1858
1858
Age 22
1860
1860
Age 24
Clinton, Tennessee
1865
1865
Age 29
1867
1867
Age 31
1869
1869
Age 33
1871
1871
Age 35
Clinton Anderson County Tennessee
1874
1874
Age 38
1891
1891
Age 55
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