After 25 years on the bench, Chancellor G. Richard Johnson has announced he is retiring, effective June 30. He sits in the Chancery Court in the 1st Judicial District, which serves Carter, Johnson, Unicoi and Washington counties.
Chancellor Johnson submitted his letter of resignation to Governor Bill Haslam May 8.
Chancellor Johnson was seated to the bench in 1988, after serving many years in private practice.
He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and received his J.D. from University of Tennessee in 1969. He is a volunteer with several groups in the Johnson City community.