About this Famous Person
Andrew Jackson HOUSTON
Source : Tim DOWLING
He was a son of the famous Texas hero and statesman Sam Houston, and was named for his father's mentor Andrew Jackson.
Houston was educated at several military academies and colleges, including West Point—from which he dropped out from the Class of 1875, and Baylor University. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1876.
Houston held many interesting positions through this period including colonel in the Texas National Guard and United States Marshal for the eastern district of Texas. Houston unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Texas in 1892 as a "lily-white" Republican candidate, and in 1910 and 1918 as a Prohibition Party candidate. In 1918 he retired to study and write history.