John A. Houston

Personal

Birthday: 
1952
Birthplace: 
Greensboro, NC
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Army Reserve, 1974-1978, 1981-
U.S. Army, JAG Corps, 1978-1981
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of California, 1981-1998; chief, Asset Forfeiture Unit, 1987-1994; senior counsel for asset forfeiture, 1994-1996; senior financial litigation counsel, 1996-1998

Education

Name of School: 
North Carolina A&T State University
Degree: 
B.S.
Degree Year: 
1974
Name of School - Second: 

University of Miami School of Law

Founded in 1996, the School of Law's Center for Ethics and Public Service is an interdisciplinary clinical program devoted to the values of ethical judgement, professional responsibility, and public service in law and society. The Center's in-house clinics and educational programs provide legal representation to low-income communities in the fields of children's rights, public health entitlements, and nonprofit economic development, as well as legal ethics education and professional training to the Law School, University, and Florida business, civic, and legal communities. The Center observes three guiding principles: interdisciplinary collaboration, public-private partnership, and student mentoring and leadership training. Our goal is to educate law students to serve their communities as citizen lawyers.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1977

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Southern District of California
Court Name: 

California Southern District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
10/7/2003
Bankruptcy and Magistrate Services: 

U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1998-2003

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