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Victor S. K. Houston

Victor S. K. Houston
Viewing racing and polo with Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole and Princess Elizabeth Kahanu Kalanianaʻole and others, 1916
Delegate to U.S. House of Representatives from Territory of Hawaii's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by William P. Jarrett
Succeeded by Lincoln L. McCandless
Personal details
Born (1876-07-22)July 22, 1876
San Francisco, California
Died July 31, 1959(1959-07-31) (aged 83)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Political party Republican

Victor Stewart Kaleoaloha Houston, popularly known as Victor S. K. Houston (July 22, 1876 — July 31, 1959), was an American politician and naval officer who served in the United States Congress representing the Territory of Hawaii.

Education and naval career

Born in San Francisco, California, Houston attended Real Schule in Dresden, Saxony then at the Cantonal College in Lausanne, Switzerland. He returned to the United States where he attended Force School in Washington, DC and then Werntz Preparatory School in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1897, Houston obtained a degree and commission as a naval officer from the United States Naval Academy. He retired from active service in the armed forces in 1926 with the rank of commander.

Politics

Houston moved to Hawaii in 1909 where he became active with the Hawaii Republican Party. From March 4, 1927 to March 3, 1933, Houston served several terms as a Congressional delegate for the territory to the United States House of Representatives. He lost a bid for reelection and retired from politics. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1932.

World War II service and death

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