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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Wyoming|
|Appointed by:||Ronald Reagan|
|Active:||12/17/1985 - Present|
|Chief:||1992 - 1999|
|Preceded by:||98 Stat. 333|
|Past post:||Federal Magistrate Judge|
|Past term:||1971 - 1974|
|Undergraduate:||Vanderbilt U., B.A., 1961|
|Law School:||University of Wyoming Law, J.D., 1964|
|Military service:||U.S. Air Force, 1964-1967|
Early life and education
Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Johnson graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with his bachelor's degree in 1961 and with his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wyoming in 1964.
After graduating from law school, Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964 to 1967. Johnson was a private practice attorney from 1968 to 1974. In 1973, Johnson worked as a Judge in the Cheyenne Municipal Court until 1974. Additionally, Johnson has served as a member of the Wyoming Air National Guard on reserve duty since 1973. From 1974 to 1985, Johnson served as a Circuit Court Judge in the Wyoming District Court.
Johnson served in the U.S. Air Force from 1964-1967.
District of Wyoming
On the recommendation of the Wyoming Congressional Delegation, Johnson was nominated to the U.S. District Court for the District of Wyoming by President Ronald Reagan on October 22, 1985 to a new judgeship created by 98 Stat. 333 that was approved by Congress. Johnson was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 16, 1985 on a Senate vote and received commission on December 17, 1985. Johnson served as the Chief Judge of the Court from 1992 to 1999.
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|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Wyoming
|Magistrate judges||David C. Smith •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|