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John Ephraim Johnston

John Ephraim Johnston, American lawyer. Bar: South Carolina, United States District Court South Carolina, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit). Recipient Compleat Lawyer award University South Carolina, 1997.

Background

  • Johnston, John Ephraim was born on September 8, 1933 in Greenville, South Carolina, United States. Son of John Ephraim and Ruth M. (Jones) Johnston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Economics cum laude, University South Carolina, 1956. Bachelor of Laws magna cum laude, University South Carolina, 1956. DHum, Lander University, 1994.

    Career

    • Private practice, Greenville, 1959-1962. Partner Mann, Foster, Johnston & Ashmore, 1962-1968, Leatherwood, Walker, Todd & Mann, Greenville, since 1969. Member Supreme Court of the United States Court Commission Continuing Lawyer Competence, 1983-1987, chairman, 1984-1987.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: South Carolina, United States District Court South Carolina, United States Court Appeals (4th circuit).

    Membership

    Trustee State College, South Carolina, 1972-1988, vice chairman, 1980-1988. Chairman board trustees Lander College, Greenwood, South Carolina, 1988-1994, now chairman emeritus. 1st lieutenant Judge Advocate General Corps, United States Air Force, 1957-1959.

    Member American Bar Association, South Carolina Bar (president 1988-1989), Greenville County Bar Association, American College Trial Lawyers, American Board Trial Advocates, Attorneys Liability Protection Society (board directors since 1994), International Association Defense Counsel (Greenville County Bar Tommy Thomason award 1996), Order of Wig and Robe, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Lila Caroline Cannon, August 18, 1955. Children: Susan March, Stacey Cannon, Cara Elizabeth.
    • father: John Ephraim Johnston
    • mother: Ruth M. (Jones) Johnston
    • spouse: Lila Caroline Cannon
    • children: Susan March Johnston
    • Stacey Cannon Johnston
    • Cara Elizabeth Johnston
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