Norma Holloway Johnson


Age: 79

former chief judge of the U.S District Court in Washington from 1997 to 2001 who was the first black woman to be appointed to the federal bench in Washington and the only woman ever to serve as chief judge at the court, who oversaw the grand jury investigation into President Bill Clinton's relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Cause of Death: After a stroke

Born: July 28, 1932

Died: September 18, 2011

Lake Charles, Louisiana