Houston, Charles Hamilton, 1895-1950Variant names
African American attorney, educator, and advocate of civil rights and educational desegregation; vice-dean, Howard University School of Law (1929-1935).
From the description of Papers, 1857-1950 ; (bulk 1922-1950). (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941394
William LePre Houston
1870, May 14:
Born, Mound City, Ill.
Passed Civil Service exam and hired as a clerk in the War Department Record and Pension Office
Married Mary Ethel Hamilton
Graduated, Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C.
1906- 1909: Grand Master of Odd Fellows in the United States
Resigned clerk position
Began independent law practice Began teaching academic law, night school, Howard University, Washington D.C.
Cofounder, Supreme Order of the Helpers
1921- 1924: Appointed to District of Columbia Board of Education
With son, Charles Hamilton Houston, formed law firm of Houston & Houston
Appointed special assistant to United States Attorney General
1953, Sept. 9:
Died, Washington, D.C.
Charles Hamilton Houston
1895, Sept. 3:
Born, Washington, D.C.
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.
1918- 1919: Army service during World War I
LL.B, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
S.J.D., Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass.
1923- 1924: Studied civil law, Sheldon Fellowship, University of Madrid, Spain
Passed District of Columbia bar Married Margaret Gladys Moran (divorced 1938)
1924- 1950: Practiced law with his father in the firm Houston & Houston, later Houston, Houston, Hastie & Waddy
1924- 1935: Faculty member, Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C., including stints as professor, vice dean, and chief administrative officer
1935- 1940: Special counsel to NAACP
Married Henrietta Williams Argued Missouri ex rel. Gaines v. Canada before United States Supreme Court
1950, Apr. 22:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the William LePre Houston Family Papers, 1777-1936, (bulk 1890-1936), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Labor unions--African American membership|
|World War, 1914-1918--France|
|Practice of law--Washington (D.C.)|
|Segregation in education|
|African Americans--Civil rights|
|Labor unions, Black--United States|
|African American lawyers--Washington (D.C.)|
|African American college administrators--Washington (D.C.)|