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John Payton

Lawyer + Counsel
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Born Dec 27, 1946
Age 69

John A. Payton is a well-known African-American civil rights attorney. In 2008, Payton was appointed the sixth president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Prior to this, he was a Partner at the law firm Wilmer Hale for twenty years.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1946 Birth Born in 1946.

TWENTIES

1973 27 Years Old He graduated in 1973. … Read More

THIRTIES

1977 31 Years Old He graduated from law school in 1977. … Read More

FORTIES

1991 45 Years Old When Sharon Pratt Dixon was elected mayor of Washington, D.C. in 1991, Vernon Jordan tapped Payton to become the district's corporation counsel. … Read More
1993 47 Years Old In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Payton to head the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division. … Read More
1994 48 Years Old In 1994 Payton left the D.C. Corporation Counsel office to join his wife, Gay McDougall, in South Africa. … Read More

FIFTIES

2001 55 Years Old Payton served as president of the District of Columbia Bar for one year in 2001. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

2008 62 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In 2008, Payton was appointed the sixth president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund serving in that post until his death. … Read More
2012 66 Years Old Died in 2012.
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