THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES THOMAS S. WILLIAMSON, JR. AS A MEMBER OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA JUDICIAL NOMINATION COMMISSION
The President today announced his intent to appoint Thomas S. Williamson, Jr. as a member of the District of Columbia Judicial Nomination Commission.
Mr. Thomas S. Williamson, Jr., of Washington, D.C., is a partner with the law firm of Covington and Burling where he specializes in litigation and employment law. He served as Solicitor of the Department of Labor from 1993 to 1996. Prior to his most recent government service, he was with Covington and Burling from 1981 to 1993. From 1978 to 1981, Mr. Williamson was Deputy Inspector General at the Department of Energy. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the District of Columbia Bar and a former member of the D.C. Council on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
Mr. Williamson received a B.A. degree from Harvard College, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and received a J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley Law School.
The DC Judicial Nomination Commission is responsible for recommending individuals to the President for possible nomination and appointment as judges in District of Columbia courts.