Okla Jones II

Okla Jones II

Okla Jones II (September 23, 1945 – January 8, 1996) was a United States federal judge.

Born in Natchitoches, Louisiana, Jones received a B.A. from Southern University in 1968 and a J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1971. He 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. He 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.

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, in New Orleans, Louisiana.


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