Livingston Houston

Livingston W. Houston


Born in in Wyoming, Ohio


Graduated from Rensselaer with a mechanical engineering degree.

1919 - 1960

Associated with the Ludlow Valve Company of Troy, New York, serving as production manager, works manager, treasurer, president, and chairman of the board.


Elected a Life Trustee of Rensselaer, the youngest person ever so honored.

1944 - 1958

Served as President of Rensselaer; doubled Rensselaer's enrollment; increased campus size from 93 acres to 220 acres; increased school's assets from 17 million to 51 million.


Developed the Hartford Graduate Center in Hartford, Connecticut.


Died in in Troy, NY.

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