David F. Houston (Politician) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

David F. Houston

David Franklin Houston was an American academic, businessman and conservative Democratic politician. He served under President Wilson as the 5th Secretary of Agriculture and the 48th United States Secretary of the Treasury.

About David F. Houston

Businessman and politician who served as 5th Secretary of Agriculture, under President Wilson from 1913 to 1920. He notably helped pass the Smith-Lever Act, the Farm Loan Act, and the Warehouse Act, which were revolutionary agricultural laws.

Before Fame

He established the School of Architecture while working as the chancellor of Washington University.


He was the 4th President of the University of Texas and the 11th President of Texas A&M University.

Family Life

His parents were William Henry and Cornelia Anne Houston.


In 1892, he received a M.A. in political science from Harvard University; Wallace Shawn also graduated from Harvard.

Information related to David F. Houston

  • Presidents of Texas A&M University
  • Chancellors of Washington University in St. Louis
  • Presidents of the University of Texas at Austin
  • Woodrow Wilson administration cabinet members
  • United States Secretaries of Agriculture
  • United States Secretaries of the Treasury
  • University of South Carolina alumni

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