HOUK, George Washington, (1825 - 1894)


"The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress" (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HOUK, George Washington, a Representative from Ohio; born near Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County, Pa., on September 25, 1825; moved to Ohio with his parents, who settled in Dayton in 1827; attended the common schools and the E. E. Barney Academy at Dayton; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and commenced practice in Dayton; member of the State house of representatives in 1852 and 1853; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1860 and 1876; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Washington, D.C., February 9, 1894; interment in Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.