THOMAS T. HOUSTON, LT, USN
Thomas Houston '51
Date of birth: November 11, 1829
Date of death: June 26, 1860
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
Life & Loss
Unable to find any details about Thomas Truxtun Houston's life or loss, except that he was from Pennsylvania and died on June 26, 1860 at Naples, Italy, on board USS Iroquois.
He was survived by his wife and son, Thomas, Jr.; is buried in Washington, D.C..
Midshipman, 26 August, 1845. Passed Midshipman, 6 October, 1851. Master, 15 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 16 September, 1855. Died 26 June, 1860.
During the Mexican-American War, he was aboard USS Dale and participated in a battle at Guaymas, Mexico.
Class of 1851
Thomas is the only member of the Class of 1851 in Memorial Hall.