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Leonidas Houk Letter to Lute H. Wayland

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1295

This collection consists of a letter dated November 19, 1888 from Congressman Leonidas Houk to constituent Lute H. Wayland.

Dates

  • 1888 November 19

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated November 19, 1888 from Congressman Leonidas Houk to constituent Lute H. Wayland.

Biographical/Historical Note

Leonidas Campbell Houk was born June 8, 1836 in Boyds Creek, Sevier County, Tennessee. Houk worked as a cabinet maker in Clinton, Tennessee until finding an interest in law. After being admitted to the bar in 1859, he began practicing law in Clinton. Houk fought as a Colonel in the Union Army during the Civil War. Following the war, Houk became involved in politics. He was a Republican and served as the representative of Tennessee's 2nd House district from 1879 until his death. He died on May 25, 1891 in Knoxville.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480