Frederick F. Houser

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Picture from election material for 12th district congressional representative.

Frederick Francis Houser (April 11, 1905 – December 25, 1989) served as the 34th Lieutenant Governor of California under governor Earl Warren between 1943 and 1947.[1] He made several other attempts running for political offices including 1932 House of Representatives for the California 12th district running against John H. Hoeppel and losing 45.8% to 43.2%, as well as a 1944 Senate race versus incumbent Democrat Sheridan Downey losing 52% to 48%. Houser was also a Superior Court judge, and prior to this, he served in the California State Assembly from 1931–1933.

Houser was born to 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 graduated from UCLA, specializing in government and economics, in 1926 and won its Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year Award in 1948. He served as president of the alumni association 1933–1935. In later years Houser was a Harvard University professor teaching government. He was a resident of Alhambra, California.


Political offices
Preceded by
Ellis E. Patterson
Lieutenant Governor of California
Succeeded by
Goodwin Knight