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  • Frank Lee Houx was an American politician, who served as the tenth Governor of Wyoming. Houx was born near Lexington, Missouri, the second of five children of George W. Houx and Fannie Houx. The elder Houx served in the Confederate States Army under General Sterling Price, a distant cousin, and uncle of his wife. The future Governor grew up on his father's farm. Houx married Augusta Camp in 1875, and sired two daughters and a son. He took up the study of law, reading in the office of John S. Blackwell, of Lexington, Missouri. Houx did not complete his course, however, turning his attention to commercial interests. He graduated from Shaw's Business College in Kansas City, Missouri in 1884. The next year, he moved to Montana and went into the cattle business. In 1895, he took up residence in Cody, Wyoming, where he went into politics. On April 10, 1898, he was widowed. The next year, he remarried Ida Mason Christy, with whom he had one son and three daughters. For a time, Houx was associated with Colonel William F. Cody, in the construction of the Cody canal and other projects.

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