J. Paul Compton Jr.

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J. Paul Compton Jr.
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General Counsel of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Assumed office
January 5, 2018
President Donald Trump
Preceded by Helen R. Kanovsky
Personal details
Born Georgiana, Alabama
Spouse(s) Dana
Children 3
Education University of Alabama
University of Virginia School of Law

J. Paul Compton Jr. is an American lawyer who currently serves as General Counsel at the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.[1] Prior to assuming his current role, he was a partner at Bradley Arant Boult Cummings.

Compton Jr. attended the University of Alabama as an undergraduate. He was named a Truman Scholar in 1983. Compton Jr. graduated summa cum laude in 1985 and was named the College of Commerce's Outstanding Student that same year. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. After graduating from law school, Compton Jr. joined the law firm of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings in 1989. At the firm, where he eventually became partner and chairman of the finance committee, he advised banks and other financial institutions about investing in affordable housing and community development projects.[2][3]

He is outside General Counsel to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association and a member and former state chairman of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development. Compton Jr. also serves on the board of directors of the Truman Scholars Association.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Starr Dunigan, Jonece (May 23, 2017). "Trump nominates Birmingham attorney to serve as HUD general counsel". AL.com. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate Personnel to Key Administration Posts". The White House. May 23, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "J. Paul Compton Nominated as HUD General Counsel". National Low Income Housing Coalition. May 30, 2017. Retrieved June 7, 2017.

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