Jeh Johnson Politician

Jeh Charles Johnson (born September 11, 1957) is an American civil, criminal trial lawyer, and the current 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. Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College (B.A.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), and is grandson of sociologist and Fisk University president Dr. Charles S. Johnson. Johnson is currently serving as the Secretary of Homeland Security, and is the fourth person to hold the office. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in October 2013, and was subsequently confirmed on December 16, 2013, by the U.S. Senate with a vote of 78–16.Johnson's first name (pronounced "Jay") is taken from a Liberian chief, who reportedly saved his grandfather’s life while Dr. Johnson was on a League of Nations mission to Liberia in 1930.

Personal facts

Jeh Johnson
Birth dateSeptember 11, 1957
Birth nameJeh Charles Johnson
Birth place
New York City , New York
Columbia Law School
Morehouse College


Office holder

Alejandro Mayorkas
office4th United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Democratic Party (United States)

Jeh Johnson on Wikipedia

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