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Henry Aydelotte HOUSTON

(1847-1925)

HOUSTON, Henry Aydelotte, a Representative from Delaware; born in Dagsboro Hundred, Sussex County, Del., July 10, 1847; attended the public schools and Newark Academy; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Missouri in 1872; returned to Delaware and settled in Millsboro in 1875 and taught school for five years; engaged in mercantile pursuits; member of the Sussex County School Commission; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1905); was not a candidate for renomination in 1904; engaged in lumber manufacturing and banking in Millsboro, Del.; died in Milford, Del., April 5, 1925; interment in Brotherhood Cemetery, Millsboro, Del.

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

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