Jeh Johnson

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Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson official DHS portrait.jpg
4th United States Secretary of Homeland Security
In office
December 23, 2013 – January 20, 2017
PresidentBarack Obama
DeputyAlejandro Mayorkas
Preceded byRand Beers (acting)
Succeeded byJohn F. Kelly
Personal details
Born
Jeh Charles Johnson

(1957-09-11) September 11, 1957 (age 61)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susan DiMarco (1994–present)
Children2
Alma materMorehouse College (BA)
Columbia University (JD)

Jeh Charles Johnson (born September 11, 1957)[1] is an American civil and criminal trial lawyer. He was born in New York City. He was the United States Secretary of Homeland Security. He was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first Obama Administration. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Morehouse College (B.A.) and law at Columbia Law School (J.D.). he is the grandson of sociologist and Fisk University president Dr. Charles S. Johnson.

Johnson's first name is taken from a Liberian chief, who reportedly saved his grandfather’s life while he was on a League of Nations mission to Liberia in 1930.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Nominations before the Senate Armed Services Committee, First Session, 111th Congress. S. Hrg. 111-362.
  2. Johnson, Charles S., Bitter Canaan: The Story of the Negro Republic Transaction Books (1987), page 1xxiii fn 171