THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON RE-NOMINATES H. ALSTON JOHNSON, III TO THE U.S. COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT The President today re-nominated H. Alston Johnson, III for a seat
on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, a seat which the U.S. Judicial Conference has declared to be a judicial emergency.
H. Alston Johnson, III, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a partner at the Baton Rouge office of the regional law firm of Phelps Dunbar. A 1967 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University, he received his J.D. degree in 1970 from Louisiana State University (LSU). Johnson joined the faculty of LSU School of Law in 1972, and eventually became a full Professor, specializing in tort and insurance law, as well as Louisiana Civil Code subjects. In August 1983, Johnson became the Executive Director of the Louisiana Judicial College at LSU Law School, a position he held until June 1984, when he joined Phelps Dunbar as a partner.