Frank L. Houx

Gov. Frank L. Houx

Wyoming

Term(s)
February 26, 1917 - January 6, 1919

Born
December 12, 1860

Passed
April 3, 1941

Party
Democrat

School(s)
Shaw's Business College

Status:
Succeeded

Birth State
Missouri

Family:
Married twice--Augusta Camp (three children); Ida Mason Christy (four children)

BIO

Born in Lexington, Missouri, FRANK L. HOUX graduated from Shaw’s Business College in Kansas City, Missouri in 1884. He traveled to Montana in 1885 to enter the cattle business and moved to Cody ten years later. He was elected to two terms as Mayor of Cody. He was also elected to two terms as Secretary of State before becoming governor upon the election of then-Governor John Kendrick to the U.S. Senate. Serving as governor during World War I, Houx mobilized the National Guard of Wyoming for federal service, appointed the Wyoming Council for National Defense, and nominated persons to administer the Select Service draft. After being defeated for reelection in 1918, he went into the oil refining business in Texas, but in 1935 returned to Cody, where he is buried.

Source

The Council of State Governments: The Governors of the American States, Commonwealths, and Territories 1900-1980 (1980).

Sobel, Robert, and John Raimo, eds. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978, Vol. 4. Westport, CT: Meckler Books, 1978. 4 vols.

Wyoming State Archives

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