THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN RAMSEY JOHNSON TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA The President today announced his intention to nominate John Ramsey
Johnson to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
John Ramsey Johnson, of Washington, D.C., has served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia since 1998, and has been affiliated with the U.S. Attorney's Office for his entire 23-year legal career. Prior to assuming his current duties, Johnson served as the Principal Assistant U.S. Attorney from 1995 to 1998, and the Interim U.S. Attorney during 1993. He has also served as Chief of the Superior Court Division (1989-1995); Chief of the Transnational and Major Crimes Section (1989); Prosecutor for the Special Prosecutions Section (1987-1989); Deputy Chief of the Superior Court Division (1984-1987); Deputy Chief of the Misdemeanor Trial Section (1981-1984); and Assistant U.S. Attorney (1976-1981). In 1990, Johnson was honored with the Harold J. Sullivan Award for his exceptional work as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. He also co-chaired the Criminal Practice Institute from 1982 to 1983, and was an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University Law Center from 1981 to 1988. Johnson received his A.B. degree from Georgetown University in 1968 and his J.D. degree from Antioch School of Law in 1976.
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