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Lake Charles native, federal judge dies

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

A Lake Charles native after serving on the Federal Court in Washington D.C. since 1970 passes away.

Norma Holloway Johnson was appointed as associate judge of the Superior Court of D.C. by President Richard Nixon in 1970 and later appointed as Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in D.C. by President Jimmy Carter in 1980.

Johnson's niece Loyce Holloway lives in Lake Charles and said she often visited her aunt in D.C. and remembers doing her schoolwork in the courthouse while her aunt was working.

"She's always been my hero. My mentor," Holloway said. "That doesn't change even though she's gone."

Judge Johnson presided over many well-known cases including the case involving President Bill Clinton and his contact with Monica Lewinski.

"When you can tell the President of the United States that you can't go on vacation, you have to stay here and testify concerning the Lewinski case, that's a pretty powerful woman," Holloway said.

Holloway said her aunt always preached to her and many others about the importance of having an education. And now Holloway does the same to her daughter and relatives.

"If she can do it, any other young girl or young boy can do it," she said. "It's not always about being a basketball player or football player. Sometimes it's about getting that education, as she would say."

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