House, Edward Mandell
- Charles E. Neu
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....