THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES H. DEAN BUTTRAM AND INGE P. JOHNSON TO THE FEDERAL BENCH
The President today nominated H. Dean Buttram and Judge Inge P. Johnson to serve as United States District Court Judges for the Northern District of Alabama.
H. Dean Buttram, Jr., Northern District of Alabama
Mr. Buttram, of Centre, Alabama, received his undergraduate degree in 1972, his M.B.A. and M.P.A. degrees in 1975, from Jacksonville State University, and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1978. Following law school, Mr. Buttram was a sole practitioner from 1978 to 1983, and then was in the practice of law with the firm of Buttram & McWhorter from 1983 to 1991. Since 1991, he has been in the practice of law with the firm of H. Dean Buttram & Associates, P.C. He previously served as Chair of the State Ethics Commission.
Inge P. Johnson, Northern District of Alabama
Judge Johnson, of Tuscumbia, Alabama, received her first law degree in 1969, from the University of Copenhagen, and then received her Master of Comparative Law in 1970, and her J.D. degree in 1973, from the University of Alabama School of Law. From 1969 to 1970, Judge Johnson served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at the University of Copenhagen School of Law. From 1970 to 1971, she was an associate with the law firm of Dragstad, Kromann, Norregaard & Friis in Copenhagen. Judge Johnson was then a partner in the law firm of Johnson & Johnson from 1973 to 1979. In addition, she served as a Municipal Judge for the City Court of Muscle Shoals from 1978 to 1979. Since 1979, Judge Johnson has served on the 31st Judicial Circuit Court for the State of Alabama.