Jeh Johnson biography and facts

Lawyer from United States of America

Jeh Johnson Jeh Charles Johnson (born September 11, 1957) is an American civil and criminal trial lawyer, currently serving as General Counsel of the Department of Defense. Johnson is a graduate of Morehouse College and Columbia Law School, and is grandson of noted sociologist and Fisk University president Dr. Charles S. Johnson. 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. Johnson served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989-1991. From 1998-2001 he was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force under President Bill Clinton. Prior to his appointment as General Counsel of the Department of Defense, Johnson was a partner at the New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, and was the first African American to be elected to that firm’s partnership. He was elected a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2004. In June 2008, Johnson was named to The National Law Journal's list of the "50 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in America." On January 8, 2009, he was named by  ( Wikipedia )


Personal facts

Known as
Jeh C. Johnson,Jeh Charles Johnson
Date of birth
Place of birth
New York City
United States of America


Company Job title From To
United States Department of Defense General Counsel of the Department of Defense 2009-02-10


Institution From To
Columbia Law School
Morehouse College

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