Dr. Judson N. Hout was born and raised in Newport, Arkansas, and graduated from Newport High School in 1953. He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville from 1953 until 1956 and the University of Arkansas School of Medicine from 1956 until 1960 graduating with an MD degree. His internship was at Hillcrest Medical Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from 1960 until 1961. Then followed two years in the United States Air Force where he served as Base Medical Officer at Bossier Base, a nuclear weapons base in Shreveport, Louisiana, with the rank of Captain. Since August 1963, Dr. Hout have lived in Camden, Arkansas, where he practiced family medicine until partial retirement in 2011. He remains in part-time practice in Addiction Medicine as Medical Director of the Ouachita County Medical Center Chemical Dependency Unit. Married for the past 22 years to his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Lindsey Hout, and they have a blended family of six children and sixteen grandchildren and are members of the First United Methodist Church in Camden serving on many Lay committees. He is the author of four novels, including The Ghost of Bud Parrott (a national award winner), Sweet Hope, The Boys From Possum Grape and most recently, Miss Carrie, the touching story of an orphaned boy's relationship with the inhabitant of a small town's "haunted house."
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