Jeh Johnson Bio | Wiki
Jeh Johnson (Full name: Jeh Charles Johnson, pronounced as ‘Jay’) is an American lawyer and former United States Secretary of Homeland Security. He served under President Obama from 2013 to 2017 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. During the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, Johnson was the designated survivor.
From 2009 to 2012, he was the General Counsel of the Department of Defense during the first term of the Obama Administration. Most recently, Johnson is a partner at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison. He also makes regular appearances on MSNBC, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN, CBS, and PBS as a commentator on national and homeland security matters.
Jeh Johnson Age
He was born on September 11, 1957, in New York City, New York, United States. Johnson is 63 years old.
Jeh Johnson Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Johnson’s estimated height is 5 ft 11 in (Approx. 1.8 m).
Jeh Johnson Parents | Family
Johnson was born to his father Jeh Vincent Johnson and mother, Norma (Edelin) in New York City. His father was an architect while his mother worked for Planned Parenthood. It is not clear if Johnson has any siblings.
Jeh Johnson Wife | Susan Dimarco
Johnson got married to his lovely wife Susan DiMarco on March 18, 1994. Susan is a dentist by profession. She works at Corpus Christi Church of New York City. Johnson and his wife grew up in Wappingers Falls, New York, just across the street from each other. They are proud parents of two children, a daughter and a son named Jeh Charles Johnson Jr.
Jeh Johnson Education
Johnson attended Morehouse College from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He proceeded to join Columbia Law School for his Juris Doctor.
Jeh Johnson Homeland Security | DHS
Then President-elect Barack Obama announced the nomination of Johnson as Department of Defense General Counsel on January 8, 2009. He was subsequently confirmed by the Senate on February 9, 2009.
In October 2013, Johnson was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the fourth United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Subsequently, he was confirmed by the Senate on December 16, 2013, and sworn in on December 23, 2013. During his tenure at the DHS, Johnson was credited with boosting employee morale across the Department.
Jeh Johnson Msnbc
Johnson is a regular commentator on national and international news outlets on national and homeland security matters. He is a frequent fixture on MSNBC’s Morning Joe which is a morning news and talk show, on NBC’s cable news channel MSNBC. The show is hosted by Joe Scarborough alongside Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist.
Jeh Johnson Biden
Having served in senior positions in the Obama administration, Johnson is likely to feature prominently in President Joe Biden’s administration. He was named a favorite candidate for the post of either Secretary of Defense, Director of National Intelligence, or United States Attorney General.
In his consideration, President-elect Joe Biden cited his wealth of experience and loyalty to the Democratic party. He has been active as a fundraiser and adviser to presidential campaigns in Democratic Party politics. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign, Johnson served as special counsel and was an early supporter of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. In the Obama campaign, he was active as a foreign policy adviser and as a member of his national finance committee.
Other expected appointees to serve in the Biden administration include:
Cedric Richmond – Senior Advisor and Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison.
Ron Klain – Chief of Staff
Michelle Lujan Grisham – Leader Health and Human Services department
Mike Donilon – Senior Advisor
Susan Rice – Secretary of State.
Michèle Flournoy – Secretary of Defense
Jeh Johnson Net Worth
Johnson has worked in public service for more than two decades. His first senior appointment came in 1998 in the Clinton administration when he was appointed General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force. Johnson’s estimated net worth is $25 million.