Historical records matching John Wallace Houston, US Congress
About John Wallace Houston, US Congress
John Wallace Houston (May 4, 1814 – April 26, 1896) was an American lawyer and politician from Georgetown, in Sussex County, Delaware. He was a member of the Whig Party and the Democratic Party, who served as U.S. Representative from Delaware and a Justice of Delaware Superior Court.
US Congressman. He was elected to represent Delaware as an At-Large delegate to the United States House of Representatives, serving three terms from 1845 until 1851. At the end of his third term he was not re-nominated for the seat, which subsequently was filled by Congressman George R. Riddle. Previous to his Congressional service he had served as Secretary of State for Delaware from 1841 to 1844. In 1855 he was appointed as Associate Judge of the Superior Court of Delaware, a position he filled until he retired in 1893. In the months prior to the Civil War he was a member of the 1861 Peace Conference in Washington, DC, which had attempted and failed to find a peaceful resolution to the impending conflict.
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Concord (Sussex County) Sussex County Delaware
Georgetown Sussex County Delaware
Lewes Presbyterian Church Cemetery Lewes Sussex County Delaware