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John Wellington Greene

John Wellington Greene, American judge. Bar: Los Angeles 1966, United States District Court (eastern district) Los Angeles. 1966.


  • Greene, John Wellington was born on November 16, 1939 in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Son of Edgar S. H. and Hilda (Andrews) Greene.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, 1962. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1966.


    • Research assistant Louisiana Water Resources Institute, Baton Rouge, 1965—1966, 1st Circuit Court Appeals, Baton Rouge, 1966—1968. Partner firm Burns Greene & Farmer, Covington, 1968—1976, district judge 22d judicial district, 1976, St. Tammany and Washington Parishes, Covington, 1976, chief judge, 1978—1979. Appointed judge 1st circuit Court Appeals, Baton Rouge, 1981.

      Lecturer member Judicial Planning Committee, 1977, member long-range planning subcommittee, 1977—1981, financing and facilities subcommittee, 1979—1982, appellate court delay-court reporting subcommittee, 1982—1984, member Department Health and Human Liaison Committee, 1983, Louisiana Driving While Intoxicated Review Board, 1983.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Los Angeles 1966, United States District Court (eastern district) Los Angeles.


    The state should not attempt to control the church, nor should the church seek to dominate the state. The separation of church and state should not be misconstrued as the abolition of all religious expression from public life.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The ultimate goal to be attained is not only to be saved from something. The purpose God has is to be saved to something.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The family is the basic human community through which persons are nurtured and sustained in mutual love, responsibility, respect, and fidelity.


    Board directors Istrouma Area Council Boy Scouts America, 1967—1978, district chairman Boy Scouts in St. Tammany Parish, 1969—1974, 1st United Methodist Church, Covington, 1973—1981. Board directors,chairman Jjuvenile Committee. Board directors Youth Service Bureau St. Tammany Parish, Covington, since 1981, president, 1984, Recipient Silver Beaver award Boy Scouts America, 1974.

    Member of Covington Chamber of Commerce (president 1975-1976) (associate), Louisiana District Judges Association (executive committee 1984) (associate), Louisiana Defense Counsel Society (associate), Louisiana Trial Lawyers Society (associate), American Judges Association (associate), St. Tammany Bar Association (associate), Covington Bar Association (associate), Louisiana Bar Association (associate), Louisiana Council Juvenile Court Judges (associate), American Bar Association, American Judicature Society (associate).


    • Married Judy Lynn Harris, August 28, 1965. Children: Whitney Andrews, Jon Harris, Garrett Wellington.
    • father: Edgar S. H. Greene
    • mother: Hilda (Andrews) Greene
    • spouse: Judy Lynn Harris
    • children: Whitney Andrews Greene
    • Jon Harris Greene
    • Garrett Wellington Greene
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    Born November 16, 1939