Inge Prytz Johnson

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Inge Prytz Johnson
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
Assumed office
October 24, 2012
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
In office
October 9, 1998 – October 24, 2012
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by James Hughes Hancock
Succeeded by Madeline Hughes Haikala
Personal details
Born 1945 (age 70–71)
Svendborg, Denmark
Alma mater City of London College
University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law
University of Alabama School of Law

Inge Prytz Johnson (born 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Svendborg, Denmark, she received a Certificate of English Law from City of London College in 1968 and a Juris Certificate from the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law in 1969. In 1970, Johnson moved to the United States, and attended the University of Alabama School of Law and graduated with a M.C.Law degree. She received a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1973.

Legal career[edit]

Following law school graduation, Johnson started her legal career as a private practice attorney licensed in the nation of Denmark from 1970 to 1971. During this time, Johnson also served as a part-time faculty member for the University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law.

After receiving her license to practice law in the United States, Johnson started her legal career as a private practice attorney in Alabama from 1973 to 1979. In 1978, Johnson held a part-time Municipal judge for the City Court of Muscle Shoals from 1978 to 1979. In 1979, Johnson was elected by the people of Alabama to become a Circuit court judge in the 31st Judicial Circuit Court of Alabama until her appointment to the federal bench in 1999. Johnson was the Chief Judge of the Court from 1980 to 1999.

Federal Judicial Career[edit]

On the recommendation of Senator Richard Shelby, Johnson was nominated by President Bill Clinton on August 31, 1998 to a seat vacated by James Hughes Hancock. Johnson was confirmed by the Senate on October 8, 1998 and received commission on October 9, 1998. She assumed senior status on October 24, 2012.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
James Hughes Hancock
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama
1998–2012
Succeeded by
Madeline Hughes Haikala