DAVID FRANKLIN HOUSTIN sic, CHAIRMAN OF THE N.C.L.C. Mr.
DAVID FRANKLIN HOUSTIN sic, CHAIRMAN OF THE N.C.L.C. Mr. Houston was secretary of Agriculture in President Wilson's Cabinet, 1913-1920 and Sec. of the treasury 1920, 1921. He has been active in educational affairs throughout his life and in the promotion of social welfare generally. He has been a teacher and school Supt., a college professor in political and social science; president of the Agri. and Mechanical College of Texas; dean and later president of the University of Texas; Chancellor of Washington University; chairman of the Federal Board for Vocational Education; chairman of the Farm Loan Board; member of numerous official commissions; and a writer of force and distinction on historical, economic and financial topics. He was born in Monroe, Union Co., N.C. in 1866, received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from South Carolina College, and Master of Arts from Harvard. The degree of Doctor of Laws has been conferred upon him by seven different colleges and Universities, including Harvard, Yale and the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Houston says he looks upon his work with the National Child Labor Committee as presenting a great opportunity. It is the same opportunity that is shared by every member of the organization. Shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Houston let us all prove equal to the opportunity which is ours today. AUGUST AMERICAN CHILD. 1921. Date Created/Published: 1921 November 23. LOC original medium: 1 photographic print. Child labor pic by Lewis Wickes Hine.