Talladega, Alabama—Judge Houston L. Brown was elected this week in Birmingham as the presiding judge over state courts in Jefferson County, Alabama.  Along with Brown’s election as the presiding judge over the 10th Judicial Circuit, seven new circuit court judges took the bench following the November general election.

In November, Brown was elected to serve a new 6-year term. He has served as a circuit court judge where he handled criminal and civil cases since his first judicial appointment in 2000.  Brown is a native of Birmingham. After graduating from A.H. Parker High School he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Talladega College in 1965. Afterwards, he completed a J.D. degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Since 1973, Brown has practiced law in Birmingham and the surrounding area.

Judge Brown remarks, “It’s an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Jefferson County in the position of presiding judge.”  He is married to Betty Winston Brown, a Talladega College alumna, Class of 1966; and they have two adult sons and five grandchildren.



Talladega College, founded in 1867, is Alabama’s oldest historically black private college and among the oldest liberal arts colleges in the nation.  Located in the historic district of the city of Talladega, Alabama, the college offers a range of degrees in four divisions:  Business and Administration, Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Social Sciences and Education. Talladega College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) to award baccalaureate degrees; and the school holds several institutional memberships. For more information visit www.talladega.edu


Contact:  Talladega College

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