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Jefferson Deems Johnson, American judge. Served as senator North Carolina, 1937-1941; member advising committee recodification Statute Law of North Carolina, 1941-1943; member North Carolina Board Law Examiners, 1948-1950. Trustee Duke University.; Member of North Carolina Bar Association, American Legion, Order of Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi.; Mason.

Background

Johnson, Jefferson Deems was born on June 6, 1900 in Garland, North Carolina, United States. Son of Jefferson Deems, Senior, and Mary Lily (Wright) J.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trinity College (now Duke U.), 1923, Law certificate, 1926. Doctor of Laws, University of North Carolina, 1956.

Career

Admitted to North Carolina bar, 1926, practiced in Clinton, 1926-1941, 45-50, judge North Carolina Superior Court, 1941-1945, North Carolina Supreme Court, 1950-1959.

Religion

Righteousness is a demand of God. It can be received only through faith in God.

Politics

Social norms that assume different standards for women than for men in marriage are outdated and should be rejected. Laws in civil society should define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

Views

The sense of being connected is how the Church as a whole should be structured. At its heart is an understanding of the Christian community as the 'body of Christ '.

Membership

Served as senator North Carolina, 1937-1941. Member advising committee recodification Statute Law of North Carolina, 1941-1943. Member North Carolina Board Law Examiners, 1948-1950.

Trustee Duke University. Member of North Carolina Bar Association, American Legion, Order of Coif, Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi.

Connections

Married Frances Faison, August 17, 1935. Children: Frances Faison, Mary Lily, Jefferson Deems.

father:
Jefferson Deems Johnson

mother:
Mary Lily (Wright) Johnson

spouse:
Frances Faison

children:
Frances Faison Johnson

Mary Lily Johnson

Jefferson Deems Johnson