Houston, Charles Hamilton

Biography: 

(1895–1950), black D.C. lawyer; partner with father and William
Hastie, then Joseph Waddy; dean, Howard U. Law School; created NAACP legal dept.; special counsel, NAACP (1925–40); member, NAACP Legal Committee (1940–50); member, NAACP Natl. Board, NAACP Natl. Labor Committee; gen. counsel, Assoc. of Railway Employees; resigned as FEPC special counsel for railroad cases after hearings were postponed (1943); reappointed, served when FEPC hearings rescheduled for Sept. 15–18, 1943; member, FEPC (Mar. 1944–Dec. 1945); resigned after Truman blocked FEPC action against Capital Transit Co. BA, Amherst; LLB, Harvard.