THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
January 4, 2001
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.