March 12, 2011 at 11:42 PM EST - Updated June 23 at 2:47 PM
From: Josina Pittman - Mayor's Office
The Columbus Consolidated Government is saddened to hear of the passing this morning of the Honorable Judge Robert G. Johnston, III, retired Superior Court judge.
Judge Johnston embraced his Columbus roots and gave his beloved city twenty-eight years of service on the bench. He began his public service in 1973 as Assistant Solicitor of Muscogee County State Court. We join his colleagues, neighbors, friends and family in mourning this loss to the city and the region.
Brief Biographical Sketch Born in Columbus, GA on September 3, 1948 Graduated from Columbus High School Received a B.A. Degree from Presbyterian College in 1970 Emory Law School to receive J.D. in 1973
Assistant Solicitor of State Court - 1973 State Court Solicitor - elected 1978 State Court Judge - elected February 1982 State Court Judge - re-elected November 1984 Superior Court Judge - appointed October 1995 Superior Court Judge - 1995 to 2010