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
He is buried in Washington, D.C.; Thomas was survived by his wife and son, Thomas, Jr.
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.
In April 1857 he was in Nicaragua and had "escorted all American women and children from Rivas to safety at San Juan del Sur." He was an officer aboard the sloop St. Mary's at the time.
Class of 1851
Thomas is the only member of the Class of 1851 in Memorial Hall.