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Jeh Johnson
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4th United States Secretary of Homeland Security
Assumed office
December 23, 2013
President Barack Obama
Deputy Alejandro Mayorkas
Preceded by Rand Beers (acting)
Succeeded by John F. Kelly
(subject to Senate confirmation)
Personal details
Born
Jeh Charles Johnson

September 11, 1957 (1957-09-11) (age 62)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan DiMarco (1994–present)
Children 2
Alma mater Morehouse College (BA)
Columbia University (JD)

Jeh Charles Johnson (born September 11, 1957) is an American civil and criminal trial lawyer. He was born in New York City. He is the United States Secretary of Homeland Security (2016). 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.

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