Frederick F. Houser
|34th Lieutenant Governor of California|
January 4, 1943 – January 6, 1947
|Preceded by||Ellis E. Patterson|
|Succeeded by||Goodwin Knight|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
|Born||April 11, 1905|
|Died||December 25, 1989(aged 84)|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Eleanor Bodinus (m. 1925)|
|Relations||Frederick W. Houser (father)|
|Alma mater||University of California at Los Angeles|
Harvard Law School
Frederick Francis Houser (April 11, 1905 – December 25, 1989) was a California politician and judge. A Republican, he served as 34th Lieutenant Governor of California under governor Earl Warren between 1943 and 1947.
Houser was born in Los Angeles, California on November 14, 1904, the son of California Court of Appeals Justice Frederick W. Houser and Sara Wilde, both of whom were active participants in the early years of what is now the USC Gould School of Law. Houser was raised in Alhambra, California, and graduated from the University of Southern California at Los Angeles in 1926. He taught government at Harvard University while attending Harvard Law School from 1926 to 1929, and he graduated with an LL.B. Houser was admitted to the bar in 1930, and practiced law until 1946. Houser was UCLA's student body president from 1925 to 1926, served as president of the UCLA alumni association 1933–1935, and won the school's Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year Award in 1948.
From 1926 to 1940, Houser was a member of the Los Angeles County Republican Central Committee. From 1930 to 1940, he served on the California Republican State Central Committee. He served in the California State Assembly from 1931–33 and again from 1939-1943. Houser was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives in 1932, 1934, and 1936.
Retirement and death
- "Biography, Frederick Francis Houser". Finding Aid for the Frederick Francis Houser Papers. Sacramento, CA: Online Archives of California. 1975. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "Electoral History, Frederick F. Houser". JoinCalifornia. Sacramento, CA: Alex Vassar & Shane Meyers. 2005. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "California US Senate Race, 1944". ourcampaigns.com. Our Campaigns.com. 2017. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
- "F. F. Houser, 85; Superior Court Judge, Lt. Governor, Legislator". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. December 29, 1989.
- "Obituary, Mrs. Frederick F. Houser". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. December 21, 1996 – via Newspapers.com.
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for
U.S. Senator from California (Class 3)
Ellis E. Patterson
| Lieutenant Governor of California
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