29 Facts About Jeh Johnson


Jeh Charles Johnson is an American lawyer and former government official.


Jeh Johnson was United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013 to 2017.


From 2009 to 2012, Johnson was the general counsel of the Department of Defense during the first years of the Obama administration.


Jeh Johnson's parents met as a result of the elder Johnson's friendship with Norma's brother, Milton.


Jeh Johnson is the nephew of Kenneth C Edelin, a physician who was a defendant in a landmark case involving abortion rights.


Jeh Johnson described himself as "a big underachiever", earning grades of C and D in school until he went on to college, citing the fact that he didn't "have a lot of African-American role models" in what was a mostly white community.


Jeh Johnson left private practice in 1989 to serve as an assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York.

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Jeh Johnson worked in the Southern District until 1991, prosecuting corruption cases.


Jeh Johnson returned to Paul, Weiss in 1992 and was elected partner at the firm in 1994.


From 1998 to 2001, Jeh Johnson was general counsel of the Department of the Air Force under President Bill Clinton.


In 1998, Jeh Johnson was appointed General Counsel of the Air Force by President Bill Clinton after confirmation by the US Senate.


Jeh Johnson's tenure coincided with Operation Allied Force in 1999.


Jeh Johnson was awarded the Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service for his efforts.


Jeh Johnson was a member of the Executive Committee of the New York City Bar Association.


In 2007, Jeh Johnson was shortlisted by the New York State Commission on Judicial Nomination to be Chief Judge of New York though the incumbent, Judith Kaye, was ultimately reappointed by former Governor Eliot Spitzer.


Jeh Johnson was active in Democratic Party politics, as a fundraiser and adviser to presidential campaigns.


Jeh Johnson served as special counsel to John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign, and was an early supporter of Barack Obama's presidential campaign, active as a foreign policy adviser and as a member of his national finance committee.


In 2009, Jeh Johnson was heavily involved in the reform of military commissions, and testified before Congress numerous times in support of the Military Commissions Act of 2009.


When Jeh Johnson entered office one of his top priorities was to fill all of the high level vacancies.


Jeh Johnson is said to have worked heavily on drafting the executive actions at the behest of the President.


Jeh Johnson is a frequent commentator on NBC's Meet the Press, CBS's Face the Nation, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg Television, and other networks, and the author of numerous op-eds.


Jeh Johnson has called for a more civil dialogue from political leaders on both sides of the aisle.


In December 2021, Jeh Johnson was a recipient of The American Lawyer's Lifetime Achievement Award.


In May 2022, Jeh Johnson was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.


Jeh Johnson delivered the convocation address at Liberty University on September 11,2020, in which he discussed the importance of morality in political leadership.

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In 2020, Jeh Johnson was floated as a possible candidate for United States Secretary of Defense, United States Attorney General and Director of National Intelligence in the Biden administration.


On March 18,1994, Jeh Johnson married Susan Maureen DiMarco, a dentist, at Corpus Christi Church of New York City.


Jeh Johnson has been a resident of Montclair, New Jersey.


Jeh Johnson has frequently referred to the attacks in his speeches.