Jeh Charles Johnson is an American lawyer and former government official who served as the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017. He previously was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense from 2009 to 2012 during the first years of the Obama Administration. He is currently a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and a member of the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation and U.S. Steel Corporation. Johnson is a 2018 recipient of the Ronald Reagan Peace Through Strength Award, has debated several times at the Oxford and Cambridge Unions in England, and is the recipient of ten honorary degrees. In private life, Johnson has been a frequent commentator on national and homeland security matters on NBC, MSNBC, FOX, CNN, ABC, CBS, and PBS.
|Born:||Jeh Charles Johnson, September 11, 1957, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Education:||Morehouse College (BA), Columbia University (JD)|
|Preceded by:||Janet Napolitano|
|Succeeded by:||John F. Kelly|
About Jeh Johnson
After holding the positions of United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York and General Counsel of the Air Force, Johnson assumed the office of United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
He received his bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and his J.D. from the Columbia University Law School.
He was the first African American to become a partner at New York's Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison law firm.
His marriage to his childhood neighbor, Dr. Susan Maureen DiMarco, resulted in children named Natalie and Jeh, Jr.
He supported the Democratic presidential campaigns of John Kerry and Barack Obama.
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- General Counsels of the United States Air Force
- United States Secretaries of Homeland Security
- African-American members of the Cabinet of the United States
- Council on Foreign Relations
- Morehouse College alumni
- United States Department of Defense officials
- African-American lawyers
- Politicians from New York City