The "colonel" was no military title but an honorary one in the Texas militia given in return for help in supporting the Texas Governor, James S. Hogg.
Despite the lack of genuine military rank, House was well connected with the financial giants of Wall Street and Europe. His father had been an agent for the Rothschild's London branch. He was the "guardian angel" for the Federal Reserve Bill, and acted as an agent between the J. P. Morgan group and Woodrow Wilson. His influence over Wilson was profound and his influence over the bankers was more so. His ideas impressed the Rockefellers , the Schiffs, the Warburgs and the Kuhns. He was once described by Jacob Schiff as "the Moses to their Aarons". His disciples would be responsible for the creation of the United Nations.
Whilst Woodrow Wilson was celebrating his election as President, an anonymous book, entitled "Philip Dru: Administrator", attracted his attention. The book was full of political, financial and economic policies, including the formation of the League of Nations, which he later adopted as his own.
Published in 1912, and set in 1925, it described the actions of a West Point graduate who led a coup-d'etat against an oppressive American government by gaining control of both the Republican and Democratic parties and using them to create a Socialist One-World Government.
The anonymous author of the book proved to be none other than Wilson's mentor and closest adviser, the ubiquitous "Colonel" Mandell House.
When Alfred Milner took over the control of the Round Table group (see under "Secret Societies"), he sought out Anglophile Americans such as George Louis Beer (?) who would soon be involved in the creation of an American version of the Round Table totally independent of the Milner group. Its influence would eventually dwarf that of its British counterpart and would be linked with other secret groups such as the Bilderberg and the Trilateral Commission.
"Colonel" House was credited with its actual creation. Together with Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter (?), House went to his protégé, Woodrow Wilson, with the idea of setting up an intelligence agency for foreign affairs. This would ultimately be known as the "Inquiry".(Please refer to Secret Societies.)