Meet Johnny Brown, father of President Biden’s Supreme Court pick. Biden praised her “exceptional credentials, unimpeachable character, and an unwavering dedication to the rule of law”. Meanwhile, Ketanji has one person to thank, her dad Johnny Brown.
Below, you’ll learn about Johnny Brown’s age, career, marriage, and kids. Plus, we will briefly touch on the subject of how he impacted the life of Ketanji to reach where she is at today. So, keep reading.
Meet Johnny Brown, Ketanji Brown Jackson Dad
Johnny Brown would be awake hours before the first rays of the early-morning light pierced the sky, helping his 4-year-old daughter, Ketanji, get ready for school in his University of Miami on-campus apartment.
He’d drive the 40 minutes to Miami’s Brownsville district, drop her off at kindergarten, and then return to the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus for the start of law school lectures.
Speaking with the University of Miami, Johnny shared, “I did that every day because I knew it would help make a difference in Ketanji’s life. But we never deliberately set out and said we wanted to instill in her certain life lessons. We led by example. We always tried to put her in the best educational environments that we could find, and then let her make the necessary adjustments and decisions from that.”
Ketanji Brown is close to making history as the first Black Woman on the Supreme Court. She has all the necessary qualifications to take on that role. To make her eligible for all of this, she has always credited her parents, her father in particular, who himself is a lawyer.
So, Ketanji Brown being selected for the Supreme Court is not only her dream and her dream alone. The path laid out by her dad while creating an educational environment in his home was the foundation, which Ketanji built everything during her career. She once said, “It was my father who started me on this path as a child. My father made the fateful decision to transition from his job as a high school history teacher and go to law school”.
“I watched him study and he became my first professional role model,” Ketanji said.
Johnny Brown spoke about him raising Ketanji and revealed, “She is exactly right. We sat at the dining room table. Me studying and her doing her thing with her coloring books and playing around”.
Johnny Brown Wife And Kids
Johnny Brown is married to Ellory Brown, the mother of Ketanji Brown Jackson. They have been married for over 54 years as of 2022, as confirmed by Ketanji herself. Their marriage gave them two kids; Ketanji and Ketajh Brown. Ketajh, her brother is nine years younger than her.
Ketanji spoke of her brother before the Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Senate during the Confirmation Hearing on Federal Appointments. She revealed that she was a member of the Maryland Army National Guard who served in Iraq and who graduated from officer candidate school.
As of March 2022, Ketajh is 43 years old.
Ketajh joined US Army in September 2006 and served as an infantryman/infantry officer till September 2013. He served two deployments in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Northern Iraq.
After quitting his job, in June 2016, Ketajh joined the U.S. Courts of Appeals as Judicial Staff Attorney where he worked full-time but for only seven months. From January 2018 to September 2021, he worked for Husch Blackwell as a commercial litigation associate.
Ketajh also worked in the new role of Senior Commercial Litigation Associate till November 2021. He is currently working at K&L Gates as Commercial Litigation Associate.
Is Johnny Brown On Facebook?
No, Johnny Brown doesn’t have a Facebook or likely any other social media accounts.
Johnny Brown Age
Reportedly born on 15 October 1945, as of Feb 2022, Johnny Brown is 76 years old.
Johnny Brown Job
Johnny Brown, like his wife Ellery Brown, began his career as a public school teacher. In 1983, he worked as an attorney for the Miami-Dade County School Board, according to a document from the Florida School Board Attorneys Association. He worked until 2005 when he retired.
Johnny was also featured in a Miami New Times story titled “How to Succeed in Education Without Really Studying?” in which several top administrators of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, including Superintendent Roger Cuevas, received advanced academic degrees from widely criticized “diploma mills”.
Marta Perez, a board member, questioned Johnny’s work as the school board attorney in the article. Apart from the superintendent, he was the only district employee who reported directly to the board at the time.
Where Is Johnny Brown From?
Johnny Brown currently lives in their Cutler Bay home with his wife.
Where Did Johnny Brown Recieve His Education?
Johnny attended North Carolina Central University and graduated in 1968, according to Lawyers.com. After that, he relocated to Miami and enrolled at the University of Miami. In 1977, he received his J.D. and graduated. Real estate, corporate law, school law, administrative law, and finance law were among his areas of practice.