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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.


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.


State advisory county Connecticut Department Rehabilitation Superior vena cava syndrome, Hartford, 1988-1991. Regional advisory county 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, since 1997. Captain United States Army, 1969-1972.

Member International Platform Association, International Freelance Photographer Association, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, N.E. Louisiana Camera Club (president 1993-1994), Waterford Rotary International.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: photography.


Married Bette Louise Arnold, July 9, 1969. Children: John Junior, David Locke.