The President today announced the nomination of John A. Terry to be an Associate Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
From 1969 to date, Mr. Terry has been the Chief, Appellate Division, United States attorney's office for the District of Columbia. In this position Mr. Terry has had responsibility for all appellate litigation involving the U.S. attorney's office in the Federal and local courts of the District of Columbia.
He received a B.A. (magna cum laude) from Yale University in 1954 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received a J.D. degree from Georgetown University in 1960, where he was on the board of editors of the Georgetown Law Journal.
Mr. Terry was engaged in private practice with the firm of Terry and Bennison, Washington, D.C., from 1968 to 1969. He was staff attorney for the National Commission on Reform of Federal Criminal Law from 1967 to 1968.
Mr. Terry was an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia from 1962 until 1967, and was employed as a research assistant with the U.S. Senate Select Commission on Improper Activities in the Labor or Management Field from 1957 until 1960, and Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations from 1960 until 1962.
Mr. Terry has been active in bar association activities and has been a member of the board of governors of the District of Columbia Bar since 1977. He was born in Utica, N.Y., on May 6, 1933, and resides in Washington, D.C.