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HOUSTON, Victor S. (Kaleoaloha) (1876-1959)

HOUSTON, VICTOR S. (KALEOALOHA), a Delegate from the Territory of Hawaii; born in San Francisco, Calif., July 22, 1876; received a preparatory education and attended Real Schule in Dresden, Saxony, Cantonal College, Lausanne, Switzerland, Force School, Washington, D.C., and Werntz Preparatory School, Annapolis, Md.; graduated from the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., 1897; served in the United States Navy in various grades, retiring as commander in 1926; moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1909; elected as a Republican to the Seventieth, Seventy-first, and Seventy-second Congresses (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1932; retired from active business and political life until recalled to active duty in the United States Navy on December 7, 1941, and served until March 1, 1945; promoted to the rank of captain on the retired list on June 9, 1943; died on July 31, 1959, in Honolulu, Hawaii; interment at Oahu Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Hawaii Public Archives
Honolulu, HI
Papers: 1877-1940. ca. 21 feet.
Chiefly Territorial Delegate files.

  • "Victor S. (Kaleoaloha) Houston" in Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Congress, 1900-2017. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of the Historian and the Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Publishing Office, 2018.