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Clifton Earl Johnson

Clifton Earl Johnson[1]

Male 1941 - 2009

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  • Born  09 December 1941  Martin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 June 2009  Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Person ID  I180  Main
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2013 

    Father  Charlie Mack Johnson, Sr.,   b. 15 Jun 1914, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1985, Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  William Ann McNair,   b. 17 Aug 1915, Plymouth, Washington County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1995, Williamston, Martin County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jul 1934 
    Family ID  F54  Group Sheet

    Family  B.J. Wilson 
    Children 
    >1. C. Johnson, Jr.
    >2. K. Johnson
    >3. C. Allah
    >4. Y. Johnson
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2003 
    Family ID  F59  Group Sheet

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    Clifton E. Johnson
    Clifton E. Johnson
    Source: "Black Judges in the South." Ebony Mar. 1971: 31-34. Google Books. .
    Clifton E. Johnson
    Clifton E. Johnson
    Source: White, Herbert L. "Retired judge Clifton Johnson dies at age 67." Charlotte Post [Charlotte, NC] 26 June 2009. http://is.gd/1flxH
    Clifton E. Johnson
    Clifton E. Johnson
    Source: Morrill, Jim. "Judicial trailblazer from Charlotte dies." http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/story/803361.html

  • Notes 
    • -swore in Henry E. Frye (Sabrina's uncle)

    • "Clifton Johnson, who graduated in 1967 and became the first African-American assistant state prosecutor in North Carolina. He also became North Carolina's first African-American resident superior court judge, first African-American chief district court judge, and the first NCCU Law School alumnus to serve on the North Carolina Court of Appeal." (from list of honorable North Carolina Central University graduates at http://www.nccu.edu/law/alumni/sofar9.html)
    • "He was the first African American lawyer in North Carolina to be appointed an assistant prosecutor, and in 1969 he was appointed district judge, a first for blacks in Mecklenburg County. He later became the first person of color to serve as chief judge of District Court and retired from the Court of Appeals in 1996 as senior associate judge, the first African American to achieve that position."

  • Sources 
    1. [S221] "Black Judges in the South." Ebony Mar. 1971: 31-34. Google Books. http://books.google.com/books?id=59oDAAAAMBAJ.

    2. [S220] Burkins, Glen. "Retired judge Clifton Johnson dies unexpectedly." Qcity Metro. 25 June 2009. http://tinyurl.com/p2v3pw.

    3. [S4] North Carolina Birth Index, 1908-2000. Ancestry.com. .
      Volume 29, pg. 204

    4. [S222] White, Herbert L. "Retired judge Clifton Johnson dies at age 67." Charlotte Post [Charlotte, NC] 26 June 2009. http://is.gd/1flxH.

    5. [S223] Morrill, Jim. "Judicial trailblazer from Charlotte dies." http://www.charlotteobserver.com/local/story/803361.html.