Biography of Herbert George House

Herbert George House, conducting a bond business and fire insurance agency, has won many clients, by reason of his thoroughness, his progressive methods and his unfaltering enterprise. Muskogee has reason to class him with her representative citizens, recognizing his value as a factor in the commercial and financial development of the city.

Mr. House came to the southwest from Ohio, his birth having occurred in Cardington, that state, on the 3d of September, 1870. His parents were Richard Johnson and Mary June (Cook) House, the former a banker, now deceased.

Herbert G. House became a student in the University at Delaware, Ohio, following the completion of his public school course and thus through liberal educational advantages became well qualified for life’s practical and responsible duties.

He started out in the business world as a newspaper reporter and gained valuable knowledge and experience in that way. Through the careful husbandry of his resources he at length became possessed of capital sufficient to enable him to purchase a newspaper at Lampasas, Texas, and there he was identified with publication interests until 1900, when he removed to the Indian Territory, having been appointed deputy clerk of the federal court. He occupied that position most acceptably until 1907, when he went to the republican headquarters at Oklahoma City as manager of the Taft campaign. Later he was appointed district Indian agent and continued to serve in that position until 1913, when he resigned and established the H. G. House agency to handle fire insurance and bonds. His time and efforts have since been concentrated on the up building of the business and he now has a large clientage.

In October, 1891, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. House and Miss Cora Adair of Lampasas, Texas, and since becoming residents of Muskogee they have gained many friends, while the hospitality of their home is greatly enjoyed by those with whom they have been brought into contact.

Mr. House is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks also of the Knights of Pythias and of the Sequoyah Club. His social qualities and genial disposition make for personal popularity wherever he is known, while his indefatigable energy and thorough determination have constituted salient features in the attainment of success since he entered the business circles of Muskogee.



Benedict, John Downing. Muskogee and Northeastern Oklahoma: including the counties of Muskogee, McIntosh, Wagoner, Cherokee, Sequoyah, Adair, Delaware, Mayes, Rogers, Washington, Nowata, Craig, and Ottawa. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1922.

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