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Benjamin Franklin Johnson III, American Lawyer. Bar: Georgia 1968, United States Court Appeals (5th circuit) 1973, United States Court Appeals (11th circuit) 1982, United States District Court (northern district) Georgia 1969, United States District Court (southern district) Georgia 1978, United States District Court (middle district) Georgia 1981. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Woodward Academy, 1981.


III, Benjamin Franklin Johnson, was born on August 20, 1943 in Atlanta. Son of Benjamin Franklin Junior and Stella Byrd (Darnell) J.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Emory University, 1965. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1968.


Law clerk to judge Griffin B. Bell United States Court Appeals (5th circuit), Atlanta, 1968-1969. Associate Alston, Miller & Gaines, 1971-1976. Partner Alston & Bird and predecessor firm Alston, Miller & Gaines, 1976—1997.

Managing partner Alston & Bird LLP, 1997—2008. Member faculty Stonier Graduate School Banking, Newark, Delaware, 1982-1991.


Chairman governing board Woodward Academy, College Park, Georgia, 1982-1995. Chairman board trustees Atlanta Leadership Development Foundation, 1994-1995. Trustee Emory University, 1995, Charles Loridans Foundation, 1991-1995.

President Research Atlanta, 1988. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1969-1971, Vietnam. Member Georgia Bar Association, Atlanta Bar Association (chairman litigation section 1980), Atlanta Lawyer's Club, Commerce Club, Ansley Golf Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, music, politics, exercise.


Married Ann Armistead, August, 6, 1966. Children: Benjamin Franklin IV, James Leslie Armistead.