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Ivan J. Houston

Golden State Insurance

1970 - 1990

Finance

Military ServiceArmy
1970 b. 1925
male
EducationOneDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of California at Berkeley
Personal
Born-Died1925
BirthplaceCalifornia (CA)
RaceBlack or African American
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1970

Houston was instrumental in streamlining Golden State’s operations and enabling it to profitably expand. He moved the company into the group insurance field securing business from organizations such as Ford, General Motors, and AT&T. Under his tenure, Golden State became the third largest black-owned financial services enterprise in the United States.