Marshall Houts

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Marshall Houts (1919-1993) was an American academic, attorney, and author. Educated at Brevard College and the University of Minnesota Law School, Houts authored 44 books and helped create the television series Quincy, M.E.[1] He authored a book on the death of Sir Harry Oakes and a book (co-authored with Harold Stassen) on Dwight Eisenhower.[2] He also served in the FBI, Office of Strategic Services, and CIA.[3] He additionally served as a Municipal judge, married, and had seven children.

Earl Stanley Gardner dedicated his 63rd Perry Mason book, The Case of the Shapely Shadow, to Houts for the "outstanding work he is doing in the field of legal medicine."


  1. ^ "Marshall Houts, 74, Author and Lawyer". The New York Times. 1993-11-30. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Eisenhower: Turning the World Toward Peace". Booknotes. C-SPAN. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  3. ^ Myrna Oliver (1993-11-27). "Marshall Houts; Wrote Book That Was Basis of 'Quincy' TV Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-10-13.