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Guide to the Governor Frank Houx records

Identifier: RG0001.20

Scope and Content

Correspondence and record series covering appointment records, petitions for pardons, the requisition and extradition of fugitives, military and legislative affairs. Some general topics include World War I, Wyoming Council for the National Defense, Women's War Work, Selective Service and Conscription, American Red Cross, and various state and federal government issues.


  • 1917 - 1919, 1910-1929


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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Biography of

Frank L. Houx was born near Lexington, Missouri, December 12, 1860. He was educated in common schools and attended business college. After working in various fields, including the cattle business, he moved to Cody, Wyoming in 1895. Houx ran for his first office in 1901 and became Mayor of Cody. He joined the Democratic Party and was elected Secretary of State in 1910. Reelected in to a second term, Houx became Acting Governor with the resignation of Governor Kendrick. Governor Houx served two full years of Kendrick's term from February 26, 1917 to January 6, 1919. Frank Houx died in Cody April 3, 1941 and was buried in Cody, Wyoming


6 cubic feet (12 boxes)


Records of Frank Houx' term as Governor of Wyoming feature the usual topics associated with the office. Notable issues include World War I, Wyoming Council for the National Defense, Women's War Work, the establishment of the US Food Administration, and prohibition. Many extradition and requisition records are included.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is divided into eight subgroups including: General Records, Administrative Records, Appointment Records, Proclamations, Petitions for Pardons, Requisitions and Extraditions, Military Affairs, and Legislative Matters

Acquisition Information

MA 346, transferred to Wyoming State Archives on April 6, 1957.

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by at the date of processing.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Don Mason.

Guide to the Governor Frank Houx records, 1917-1919
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Processed by Don Mason
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Finding aid is in English

Repository Details

Part of the Wyoming State Archives, Wyoming Cultural Resources Division, Wyoming Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources Repository

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