THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES C. DONALD JOHNSON, JR. FOR RANK OF AMBASSADOR AS CHIEF TEXTILE NEGOTIATOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate C. Donald Johnson, Jr. for the Rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as Chief Textile Negotiator.
Mr. C. Donald Johnson, Jr., of Royston, Georgia, previously served in the United States Congress, representing the l0th District of Georgia. During his service in the U.S. House of Representatives, he served on the Armed Services and Science, Space and Technology Committees. He was also selected as a member of the speaker's Working Group on Policy and as a delegate to the North Atlantic Assembly. He was actively involved in international trade issues, including participation as a member of the Textile Caucus and in the whip organizations promoting GATT and NAFTA. Early in his career, he served as legislative counsel to the Ways and Means Committee of the United States House of Representatives, where he assisted in drafting foreign trade legislation, principally the Trade Act of l974. While in private practice, Mr. Johnson concentrated on corporate and international law. He also served as President of an international trade and consulting firm. He taught part time at the University of Georgia, and was an advisor to the Dean Rusk Center for International and Comparative Law and the European Center in Atlanta.
Mr. Johnson received his B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Georgia and a Master of Laws degree in international economic law and European law from The London School of Economics. He also attended The Hague Academy of International Law on a Loridan's Foundation scholarship. Mr. Johnson served for four years on active duty as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.