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House, Edward Mandell (“Colonel”)
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House, Edward Mandell (“Colonel”)

(July 26, 1858, Houston – March 28, 1938, New York), American diplomat. This Texan businessman become politician played a major role in Woodrow Wilson’s first presidential campaign in 1911, mobilizing support for Wilson in the Democratic Party. Impressed by House’s human understanding and organizational ability, the President brought him increasingly into his confidence. During the First World War, House initially advocated American neutrality, while at the same dem…

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Showalter, Dennis E., “House, Edward Mandell (“Colonel”)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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