House, Roy Temple | 1948

  • Birth and Death Year | 1878-1963
  • Induction Year | 1948
  • Profession | Literature
  • Oklahoma Connection | House came to Weatherford, Oklahoma to join the faculty of Southwestern State Normal School in 1905.
  • Hometown | Norman

Fun Fact

Dr. Roy Temple House was appointed to the Commission for Relief in Belgium during World War I and received the Belgian Medaille du Roj Albert and the Medaille du Comite National. In France, he was named a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.


“Dr. Roy Temple House spread the fame of Oklahoma abroad as few Oklahomans have ever done.” - Pendleton Woods


Roy Temple House, a native of Nebraska, received his degrees from the Miami University, the University of Michigan and France’s University of Montpillier. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1917 and taught in secondary schools before coming to the Southwestern State Normal School in Weatherford, Oklahoma to serve as the head of the modern language department in 1905. He became a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma in 1911 and was the head of its modern language department by 1918. He became internationally known as editor of the University of Oklahoma Press’s quarterly publication Books Abroad in 1927.