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House, Edward Mandelllocked

(26 July 1858–28 March 1938)
  • Charles E. Neu

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House, Edward Mandell (26 July 1858–28 March 1938), presidential adviser, was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Thomas William House, a wealthy merchant, banker, and landowner, and Mary Elizabeth Shearn. He led a privileged youth, meeting many prominent people, who visited the large family homes in Galveston and Houston, and enjoying the colorful life of his father’s sugar plantation. As a boy he rode and hunted, roaming the vast coastal plains near Houston....

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