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What:
Naming Ceremony of the Judge Clifton E. Johnson Building
When:
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
2 p.m.
Where:
Plaza side of 700 East 4th Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202
Who:
Harold Cogdell, Jr., Chairman, Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners
Raymond Pierce, former Dean of North Carolina Central University School of Law
Peter Gilchrist, former Mecklenburg County District Attorney
The Honorable Linwood Foust, Resident Superior Court Judge
Clifton E. Johnson, II, Son
Northwest School of the Arts
Why:

The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners plans to host a Naming Ceremony for the Judge Clifton E. Johnson Building. In memory of his life and service, the Board voted to name the building at 700 East 4th Street, Charlotte, N.C., in his honor.

He was born Dec. 9, 1941, in Williamston, N.C. and died June 25, 2009. Judge Johnson earned his law degree at North Carolina Central University. He made history as the first African-American District Court Judge of Mecklenburg County, and as North Carolina’s first African-American Chief District Court Judge.

 


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Media Contact:
Rick Christenbury, 704-336-2593 or rick.christenbury@mecklenburgcountyNC.gov




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