Okla Jones II

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Okla Jones II
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Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
In office
October 11, 1994 – January 8, 1996
Appointed by Bill Clinton
Preceded by Frederick J. R. Heebe
Succeeded by Carl Barbier
Personal details
Born Okla Jones II
(1945-09-23)September 23, 1945
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Died January 8, 1996(1996-01-08) (aged 50)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Education Southern University B.A.
Boston College Law School J.D.

Okla Jones II (September 23, 1945 – January 8, 1996) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Jones received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern University in 1968 and a Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1971.

Career[edit]

Jones was a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow staff attorney of New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation from 1971 to 1973. He was a staff attorney of American Civil Liberties Union in 1973. He was a project director, New Orleans Office of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights Under Law from 1973 to 1976. He was in private practice in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1976 to 1986. He was a special counsel, New Orleans City Council, Louisiana from 1983 to 1986. Jones was a City attorney of City of New Orleans, Louisiana from 1986 to 1990. He was a Civil district court judge, Parish of New Orleans, Div. 'N', Louisiana from 1990 to 1994.

Federal judicial service[edit]

On August 25, 1994, Jones was nominated by President Bill Clinton to a seat on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana vacated by Frederick J. R. Heebe. Jones was confirmed by the United States Senate on October 7, 1994, and received his commission on October 11, 1994. Jones served in that capacity until his death of leukemia, in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Frederick J. R. Heebe
Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
1994–1996
Succeeded by
Carl Barbier