House, Edward Mandell. Special personal representative of President Wilson to Europe in 1915 and 1916, and later at important councils of the Allies. Was born in Houston, TX, in 1858. He was educated in the schools of New Haven, CT, and at Cornell University, graduating in 1881. While notably active and influential in Democratic politics, he was never a candidate for office. In 1919 he was one of the American delegates to the International Peace Conference at Versailles.