Sterling Johnson Jr.
|Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
|Assumed office |
June 1, 2003
|Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York|
July 2, 1991 – June 1, 2003
|Appointed by||George H. W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Joseph M. McLaughlin|
|Succeeded by||Sandra L. Townes|
|Born||May 14, 1934|
Brooklyn, New York
|Education||Brooklyn College (BA)|
Brooklyn Law School (LLB)
Sterling Johnson Jr. (born May 14, 1934) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Before his appointment to the bench in 1991, Johnson was an attorney for 25 years, specializing in drug enforcement and the prosecution of narcotics cases. As Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, he supervised assistant district attorneys and investigators responsible for the preparation and prosecution of more than 7,000 criminal cases. He has been a guest lecturer at many American universities and law schools, as well as in various countries.
Education and career
This section relies largely or entirely on a single source. (July 2020)
Johnson was born in Brooklyn, New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in 1963. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Brooklyn Law School in 1966. He was in the United States Marine Corps from 1952-55.
He was a police officer of the New York City Police Department from 1956-67. He was an Assistant United States Attorney of the Southern District of New York from 1967-70. He was the executive director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board of the New York City Police Department from 1970-74. He was an executive liaison officer of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration from 1974-75. He was a special narcotics prosecutor for New York City from 1975-91. He was a Commissioner of the United States Sentencing Commission from 1999 to 2003.
Federal judicial service
Johnson was nominated by President George H. W. Bush on May 17, 1991, to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York vacated by Judge Joseph M. McLaughlin. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 27, 1991, and received commission on July 2, 1991. He assumed senior status on June 1, 2003.
- "Johnson, Sterling, Jr. - Federal Judicial Center". www.fjc.gov.
- Sterling Johnson Jr. at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges, a public domain publication of the Federal Judicial Center.
- Official biography
- NOBLE National "Founding Members of NOBLE". Archived from the original on 2007-06-12. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Frank J. Rogers
| Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York
Robert H. Silbering
Joseph M. McLaughlin
| Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Sandra L. Townes