George W. Houk

George Washington Houk ( born September 25, 1825 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, † February 9, 1894 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1894 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1827, George Houk came with his parents to Dayton, Ohio, where he later the public schools and the E. E. Barney Academy visited. After a subsequent law degree in 1847 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Dayton in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. From 1852 to 1853 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio; in the years 1860 and 1876, he participated as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions relevant. In 1888 he ran unsuccessfully for even the U.S. House of Representatives.

In the congressional elections of 1890 Houk was but then in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Elihu S. Williams on March 4, 1891. After a re-election, he could remain until his death on February 9, 1894 in Congress. He was married to Eliza Thruston, with whom he had five children.