Victor S. K. Houston

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Victor S. K. Houston
Prince and Princess Kalanianaole and group viewing racing and polo, 1916.jpg
Viewing racing and polo with Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole and Princess Elizabeth Kahanu Kalanianaʻole and others, 1916
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from Hawaii Territory's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Preceded by William P. Jarrett
Succeeded by Lincoln L. McCandless
Personal details
Born (1876-07-22)July 22, 1876
San Francisco, California
Died July 31, 1959(1959-07-31) (aged 83)
Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii
Political party Republican
Alma mater United States Naval Academy
Military service
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1897–1926
Rank commander

Victor Stewart Kaleoaloha Houston, popularly known as Victor S. K. Houston (July 22, 1876 — July 31, 1959), was an American politician and naval officer who served in the United States Congress representing the Territory of Hawaii.

Education and naval career[edit]

Born in San Francisco, California, he was the son of United States Navy Rear Admiral Edwin Samuel Houston and Caroline Poor Kahikiola Brickwood, who was part Native Hawaiian.[1][2]

Houston attended Real Schule in Dresden, Saxony then at the Cantonal College in Lausanne, Switzerland. He returned to the United States where he attended Force School in Washington, DC and then Werntz Preparatory School[citation needed] in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1897, Houston obtained a degree and commission as a naval officer from the United States Naval Academy. He retired from active service in the armed forces in 1926 with the rank of commander.


Houston moved to Hawaii in 1909 where he became active with the Hawaii Republican Party. From March 4, 1927 to March 3, 1933, Houston served several terms as a Congressional delegate for the territory to the United States House of Representatives. He lost a bid for reelection and retired from politics. He was also a delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1928 and 1932.

World War II service and death[edit]

With the attack of Honolulu on December 7, 1941, Houston was recalled up to duty as a naval officer, and remained in the Navy until March 1, 1945. He rose through the ranks to become a captain on June 9, 1943. He died in Honolulu, Hawaii on July 31, 1959 and was buried in Oahu Cemetery.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Day, Arthur Grove (1984). History Makers of Hawaii: a Biographical Dictionary. Honolulu: Mutual Publishing of Honolulu. p. 54. ISBN 978-0-935180-09-1. OCLC 11087565. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Albert Pierce (June 12, 1910). "Court Beauties of Fifty Years Ago". The Pacific Commercial Advertiser. VII (388). Honolulu. p. 13. Retrieved September 26, 2016. 
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William Paul Jarrett
Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
from Hawaii Territory's at-large congressional district

March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1933
Succeeded by
Lincoln Loy McCandless