John A. Houston

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John Allen Houston
John A. Houston District Judge.jpg
Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Incumbent
Assumed office
October 7, 2003
Appointed by George W. Bush
Preceded by New seat
Magistrate Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California
In office
1998–2003
Personal details
Born 1952
Greensboro, North Carolina
Alma mater North Carolina A & T State University (B.S.)
University of Miami School of Law (J.D.)

John Allen Houston (born 1952) is a United States district judge on the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.

Early life and education[edit]

Houston was born in Greensboro, North Carolina. He received a B.S. from North Carolina A & T State University in 1974. In 1977 received a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law.

Career[edit]

Houston served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps from 1978 to 1981. Judge Houston later served in the Army Reserve from 1981 to 2003. In 1981 he became an assistant U.S. Attorney of the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California, until 1987. He was a Chief Asset Forfeiture Unit, U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California from 1987 to 1994. From 1994-1996, Judge Houston was a Senior Counsel for Asset Forfeiture for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California, from 1994 to 1996. Then, from 1996–1998, he became a Senior Financial Litigation Counsel for the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of California.

Judicial service[edit]

From 1998-2003, Houston served as a Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California in San Diego. Judge Houston is currently a District Judge of the same district. He received the nomination by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2003. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 2, 2003, and received his commission on October 7, 2003.

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