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George Washington HOUK

(1825-1894)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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