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Federal agency administrator

John David Trasviña, federal agency administrator. Named one of The 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States, Hispanic Business magazine, 1995; recipient Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund award for Excellence in the Legal Profession, 2000, Conference on Asia Pacific American Leadership Distinguished Service award, 2000.


Trasviña, John David was born in 1958.


AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980. Juris Doctor, Stanford University Law School, California, 1983.


Deputy city attorney City of San Francisco, 1983—1985. Legislation attorney Mexico American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, 1985—1987, president, general counsel, 2006—2009. Legislation counsel to Senator Paul Simon, member housing urban & development United States Senate.

Chairman Judiciary Constitution. Subcommittee general counsel & staff director United States Senate, 1993—1997. Special counsel, immigration related unfair employment practices & deputy assistant attorney general legislation affairs United States Department Justice, 1993—2001.

Director Discrimination Research Center, Berkeley, Los Angeles. Instructor. immigration law Stanford University Law School, 2002—2004. Assistant secretary fair housing & equal opportunity United States Department Housing & Urban Development (Housing and Urban Development), Washington, since 2009.


Member San Francisco Elections Commission. President Harvard Club San Francisco. Board member La Raza Lawyers Association, CORO Northern California, Lowell High School Alumni Association, League Women Voters, Pacific Coast Immigration Museum, Campaign for College Opportunity.