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Joseph Clayton Johnson

Joseph Clayton Johnson, American lawyer. Bar: Louisiana 1969, United States District Court (eastern and middle districts) Louisiana 1969, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1982. Recipient John Rogers award, 1999, Center for American and International Law.

Background

  • Johnson, Joseph Clayton was born on November 15, 1943 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, United States. Son of Joseph Clayton and Rose Butler (Levy) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1965. Juris Doctor, Louisiana State University, 1969.

    Career

    • Partner Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips, Baton Rouge, since 1969. Member civil justice reform act committee United States District Court (middle district) Louisiana, 1995-1997, chairman 1996-1997. Member Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board, 1997-1999.

      With United States Army, 1969-1975.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Louisiana 1969, United States District Court (eastern and middle districts) Louisiana 1969, United States District Court (western district) Louisiana 1979, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1982.

    Works

    • Board editors Oil and Gas Reporter, 1988—2005.

    Politics

    The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    A mature Christian can reach a state where the love of God reigns supreme in the heart. No one can be perfect in an absolute way, as God is. But it is possible to be perfect in love to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

    Membership

    President Baton Rouge area American Cancer Society, 1987—1988. Member advisory board Center for Energy Law, 2000—2005. Board directors Capital Area chapter American Red Cross, since 2005, chair, since 2010.

    Member of Center for American and International Law (board editors Oil and Gas Reporter 1987—2005), Baton Rouge Bar Association, Louisiana State Law Institute (mineral code committee), Louisiana Bar Association (member house of deals 1979-1992, council representative mineral law section 1986-1994, chairman mineral law section 1992-1993).

    Connections

    • Married Cherrian Frances Turpin, October 24, 1970. Children: Mary Clayton, Erik Cole.
    • father: Joseph Clayton Johnson
    • mother: Rose Butler (Levy) Johnson
    • spouse: Cherrian Frances Turpin
    • children: Mary Clayton Johnson
    • Erik Cole Johnson
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    Born November 15, 1943
    (age 74)
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