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Norman O. Houston

Golden State Insurance

1945 - 1970


Military ServiceArmy
1940 b. 1893
Born-Died1893 - 1981
BirthplaceCalifornia (CA)
RaceBlack or African American
Era - 1940

Houston presided over Golden State's period of massive growth - expanding to several states, diversifying the company's product lines, and acquiring smaller competitors. Houston was considered a pioneer of black enterprise, having co-founded Golden State with William Nickerson.