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 John Wallace Houston

John Wallace Houston

Birth
Concord, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Death 26 Apr 1896 (aged 81)
Georgetown, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Burial Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 10985424 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 17 May 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10985424
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Wallace Houston (4 May 1814–26 Apr 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10985424, citing Lewes Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .