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Johnson, Sterling, Jr.

Born 1934 in Brooklyn, NY

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Nominated by George H.W. Bush on May 17, 1991, to a seat vacated by Joseph M. McLaughlin. Confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 1991, and received commission on July 2, 1991. Assumed senior status on June 1, 2003.

Brooklyn College, City University of New York, B.A., 1963
Brooklyn Law School, LL.B., 1966

Professional Career:

U.S. Marine Corps, 1952-1955
Police officer, New York City, 1956-1967
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1967-1970
Executive director, Civilian Complaint Review Board, New York City Police Department, 1970-1974
Executive liaison officer, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, 1974-1975
Special narcotics prosecutor, New York City, 1975-1991
Commissioner, U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1999-2002