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Okla Jones

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Okla Jones
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Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Title:   Former Judge
Position:   Seat #1
Service:
Appointed by:   Bill Clinton
Active:   10/11/1994 - 1/8/1996
Preceded by:   Frederick Heebe
Succeeded by:   Carl Barbier
Personal History
Born:   1945
Deceased:   1966
Undergraduate:   Southern University (1968)
Law School:   Boston College Law School (1971)

Okla Jones II (1945-1996) was a federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Jones was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 25, 1994, to a seat vacated by Frederick Heebe; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. He served the Eastern District of Louisiana until his death on January 8, 1996.[1] Jones was succeeded in this position by Carl Barbier.

Early life and education

  • Southern University, B.A., 1968
  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1971[1]

Professional career

  • Reginald Heber Smith Fellow staff attorney, New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation, 1971-1973
  • Staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union, 1973
  • Project director, New Orleans Office of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1973-1976
  • Private practice, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1976-1986
  • Special counsel, New Orleans City Council, Louisiana, 1983-1986
  • City attorney, City of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1986-1990
  • Civil district court judge, Parish of New Orleans, Div. 'N', Louisiana, 1990-1994[1]

Judicial career

Eastern District of Louisiana

Jones was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 25, 1994, to a seat vacated by Frederick Heebe; he was confirmed by the Senate on October 7, 1994, and received commission on October 11, 1994. He served the Eastern District of Louisiana until his death on January 8, 1996.[1] Jones was succeeded in this position by Carl Barbier.

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Frederick Heebe
Eastern District of Louisiana
1994–1996
Seat #1
Succeeded by:
Carl Barbier