John Mills Houston

John Mills Houston

John Mills Houston (September 15, 1890 - April 29, 1975) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Born on a farm near Formosa, Kansas, Houston attended the public schools of Wichita, Kansas, St. John's Military School, Salina, Kansas, and Fairmount University, Wichita, Kansas.He engaged in the theatrical business 1912-1917. During the First World War served as a noncommissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps 1917-1919.He engaged in the retail lumber business at Newton, Kansas from 1919 to 1934.He served as mayor of Newton 1927-1931. Secretary of the Democratic State central committee in 1934 and 1935.

Houston was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1943).He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress.He was appointed a member of the National Labor Relations Board on March 15, 1943, and served until his retirement on August 27, 1953. Resided in Laguna Beach, California, where he died April 29, 1975.He was interred in Melrose Abbey Cemetery, Anaheim, California.


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