Tom Charles Huston

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Tom Charles Huston is a retired attorney specializing in real estate, of counsel to the Indiana law firm of Barnes and Thorburg. After graduation from law school in 1966, he joined the United States Army and was assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency.

After his Army service, since he had the necessary clearances, he became Associate Counsel to President Richard Nixon, and authored a domestic surveillance program targeting opponents of the Vietnam War, who were perceived as radicals. Called the "Huston Plan", it did not materialize, largely due to the opposition of J. Edgar Hoover. Hoover was less opposed for privacy reasons than because he believed the Federal Bureau of Investigation, not the White House, should control the program.


  • A.B. with distinction, Indiana University, 1963
  • J.D. with distinction, Indiana University, 1966