Who Was “Colonel” House?


This article may seem a bit esoteric to my readers. Who was Colonel Edward Mandell house, and why should present day Americans care?

I have read a bit about House in the books of Eustace Mullins, G. Edward Griffin, and John V. Denson –along with doing some online research. This little essay is sort of a brief intro into who he was, and why his wicked name should be remembered.

Edward Mandell House was born in Texas in 1858. His father was extremely wealthy. Edward’s father owned large amounts of land, in addition to being a banker. Edward attended Cornell University, something most Texas ranch boys never dreamed of. The rank of “Colonel” was honorary; he was never a soldier. Eventually Edward used his wealth to gain great influence –if not control- over the governorship of the state of Texas. Around 1902 he moved to New York City, and the story gets more significant…

House became active in national politics, and became a close advisor to Woodrow Wilson. After Wilson was elected president, House declined official political office, but had quarters in the White House so that he might advise Wilson from behind the scenes. Recall that this was the period in which America got the 16th and 17th Amendments, and the Federal Reserve.

The Texas boy House was familiar with Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff, and Fabian Socialists. Not exactly a cowboy.

House was involved in behind the scenes negotiations with Great Britain concerning potential America entry into WWI, and likely had foreknowledge of the sinking of the Lusitania, as did a young F.D.R. and Winston Churchill. House was deeply involved in the negotiations of the Versailles Treaty at the close of WWI, and advocated for U.S. membership in the League of Nations.

House also (anonymously) wrote a novel titled Philip Dru, Administrator a book that presented a scenario where a man becomes the dictator of the former U.S.A. and institutes all manner of communist “reforms”. Some of these reforms documented by Eustace Mullins include: “the enactment of the graduated income tax, excess profits tax, unemployment insurance, social security, and a flexible currency system”. Basically, this is stuff straight out of the Communist Manifesto; of course, most of this stuff is currently supported by both the Democrat and Republican parties.

In the Biographies end section of my 1993 hardcover edition of Eustace Mullins The Secrets Of The Federal Reserve, Mullins describes House as: “Son of a Rothschild agent in Texas. Succeeded in electing five consecutive governors of Texas; became Woodrow Wilson’s advisor in 1912. Cooperated with Paul Warburg to get the Federal Reserve Act passed by Congress in 1913”. Furthermore, Mullins reports that Rabbi Stephen Wise referred to House as “the unofficial Secretary of State”. That was House in a nutshell.

House was friends with a British Secret Service officer by the name of Sir William Wiseman, who was head of the BSS in America. On page 142 of A Century of War, Denson quotes that House “habitually permitted Sir William Wiseman…to sit in his private office in New York and read the most secret documents of the American government”. Furthermore, in Griffin’s The Creature From Jekyll Island, Griffin reports that: “House advised Wiseman that President Wilson desired to have Trotsky released, Wiseman advised his government, and the British Admiralty issued orders on April 21st that Trotsky was to be sent on his way”. Thus, House played a key role in enabling Leon Trotsky (birth name Bronstein) to help launch the Bolshevik revolution in Russia.

House helped destroy this great country, being deeply involved in the creation of the Federal Reserve, enabling, Bolshevism, and getting the U.S. into WWI.

~Remember the Founders and the 14 Words~


Author: Joe Putnam

I am a Christian (Reformed/Sovereign Grace Baptist type), white American of Western European bloodline, advocate of an agrarian social order, Kinist, White Nationalist, admirer of America’s Founding Fathers and the Boys in Gray, homesteader, indie published author, and amateur historian. I have indie published several books, all of which are available from Amazon. I am a life long resident of rural Orange County, IN –in the part of the Upper South that many would term Greater Appalachia or the Dixie Frontier. In addition to my own blog, I am a contributor to the multi-author blog Identity Dixie. I am active in promotion of the Alt-South movement. In addition to my blog writings, I am currently gearing up for (at least) two more book projects –one theological and one historical. The theological one will cover the three interpretational views of Daniel’s 70th Week. I hope to have this book in print in late summer 2017. (Hint: I am, not a Dispensational Futurist). The historical book will be a biography of George Rogers Clark (1752-1818). Clark was a noted Virginia militia officer who’s campaigns, including his successful siege of Vincennes, basically took the Old Northwest from Britain during the American Revolution. Clark spent the rest of his life around the river that separates Clarksville, IN from Louisville, Kentucky. I hope to have my Clark bio in print in early 2018.

1 thought on “Who Was “Colonel” House?”

  1. Wilson called House his alter ego and advisor so their thoughts were aligned. This being true House was responsible for the Federal Reserve, 17th Amendment which stripped states of their represenation, the income tax, and of course WW1.


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