May 3, 2001, SANTA ANA, Calif.

First American Title Insurance Company, one of the nation's largest title insurers and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced the appointment of Robert J. Hauser as regional vice president of the company’s North Atlantic region.  Hauser replaces Mike Frederick who retired after 24 years with First American.

Hauser, a 30-year veteran of the title insurance industry, joined First American in 1997.  Hauser served as national accounts sales manager and director of national agency operations.  

Prior to joining First American, Hauser served as president and chief operating officer at Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company and Transnation Title Insurance Company. Hauser served on the board of directors at both companies.

Hauser was chairman of the Government Affairs Committee for the American Land Title Association.  He is a member and past president of the New England Land Title Association and the Connecticut Board of Title Underwriters. Hauser spent nine years in the Connecticut General Assembly, where he served as vice chairman of the Banks Committee.

Hauser is a trustee of Quinnipac University in Hamden, Conn., where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife, Barbara, live in Newtown, Pa.

First American Title Insurance Company, the largest subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), traces its history to 1889. One of the largest title insurers in the nation, the company offers title services through more than 900 offices and an extensive network of agents throughout the United States and abroad. The company has its headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif. Information about The First American Corporation’s subsidiaries and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at


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