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Ivan J. Houston Honored by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Finance & Insurance

Houston authored "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II," in 2009

    LOS ANGELES, CA, March 21, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ivan James Houston has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Now retired, Houston devoted more than 50 years to his professional pursuits. Most recently, he was chairman of Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Co., and earlier, served as the company's vice president, senior VP, president, CEO, and actuary. In addition to his work with Golden State, Houston was on the board of directors of First Interstate Bank California, Pacific Telesis Corp., Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp. and Metromedia.

An alumnus of the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, Houston holds a Bachelor of Science degree. Houston received an honorary LLD degree from the University of La Verne. Houston is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI).

In addition to his involvement in the fields of finance and insurance, Houston is a talented author. In fact, he penned "Black Warriors: The Buffalo Soldiers of World War II," in 2009. A former military serviceman himself, Houston holds both a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Marquis Who's Who is proud to have featured him in three editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business, five editions of Who's Who in the World, and 16 editions of Who's Who in the West.

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