Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents: Meet Johnny Brown And Ellery Brown, the father and mother of the American attorney and jurist.
Ketanji Brown Jackson is an American attorney and jurist who has served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021.
Born on September 14, 1970, in Washington, D.C., and raised in Miami, Florida, Jackson attended Harvard University for college and law school, in which she served as an editor for the Harvard Law Review.
Her legal career began by completing three clerkships, including U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer.
Prior to her promotion to an appellate court from 2013 until 2021, she served as a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Jackson was also vice-chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2010 until 2014. Since 2016, she’s been an official member of the Harvard Board of Overseers.
Ketanji Brown Jackson Parents: Meet Johnny Brown And Ellery Brown
Johnny Brown and Ellery Brown are Brown Jackson parents. Both parents were graduates of historically black universities and colleges.
Her father, Johnny Brown, was a lawyer who eventually was appointed the chief attorney of the Miami-Dade County School Board; her mother, Ellery, served as school director at the New World School of the Arts.
While in college, her uncle Thomas Brown Jr. was sentenced to life imprisonment for a nonviolent conviction of cocaine. Later, Jackson persuaded a law firm to consider his case for free, and president Barack Obama eventually commuted his sentence. Another uncle, Calvin Ross, served as Miami’s police chief.