What this loss means will be appreciated from the statement that one bushel of wheat contains sufficient energy to support the average working man for 15 days.
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|Birth:||17th February, 1866|
|Death:||2nd September, 1940|
|Profession:||Academic, Businessman, Politician|
David Franklin Houston was born in Monroe, North Carolina. He was an American academic, businessman and democratic politician. He served under President Wilson as the 5th Secretary of Agriculture and the 48th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1887 and did graduate work at Harvard University, where he received a M.A. in political science in 1892. He taught political science at University of Texas. He then became president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas from 1902 until 1905. Houston left Texas to serve as chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, a position he held from 1908 to 1913. After leaving the U.S. federal government, Houston became as the president of the Bell Telephone Securities and a vice president at AT&T. He was president of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York for ten years.
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