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John Frederick Houchin, Sr.

John Frederick Houchin, Sr., American human services administrator.


  • Sr., John Frederick Houchin, was born on November 1, 1945 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of O. Boyd and Mary Ruth (Schroke) H.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Kemper Military School & College, Boonville, Missouri, 1966. Bachelor of Science, Ohio State University, 1968. Doctor of Education, University Massachusetts, 1987.


    • Progressive director Cuyahoga County Association Retarded Citizens, Cleveland, 1973-1975. Residential director, assistant superintendent Ohio Department Mental Health & Retardation, Braodview Development Ctr, Broadview Hts., 1975-1980. Regional mental retardation coordinator Massachusetts Department Mental Health, Region IV A, Watertown, Massachusetts, 1980-1983.

      Director development services Massachusetts Department Mental Health, Belchertown State School, 1983-1986. Assistant regional director Connecticut Department Retardation, Region 6, Waterford, 1986-1991. Chief Executive Officer Great Britain Cooley Services for Retarded Citizens, West Monroe, Louisiana, 1991-1997.

      Regional director Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation, 1997-2000, director operations, 2000-2001, director North Central region, since 2001. Member disability specialist program advisory board Manchester Community College, since 2001. Lecturer in field.


    • Contributor book: Supported Employment Implementation, 1988.


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    State advisory council Connecticut Department Rehabilitation Services, Hartford, 1988-1991. Regional advisory council Region 8 Office Mental Retardation, 1992-1994, chairman, 1993. Member Monroe Beautification Board, 1996-1997.

    Member Twin Cities Mayors Committee on Disabled, 1994-1997. Board directors Eastern Connecticut Regional Transportation Consortium, 1997-2000. Captain United States Army, 1969-1972.

    Member International Freelance Photographer Association, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Louisiana Camera Club (president 1993-1994).





    • Married Bette Louise Arnold, July 9, 1969. Children: John Junior, David Locke.
    • father: O. Boyd H.
    • mother: Mary Ruth (Schroke) H.
    • spouse: Bette Louise Arnold
    • children: John Junior Sr.
    • David Locke Sr.
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    Born November 1, 1945
    (age 72)