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  • FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2010, file photo, Jeh Johnson speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington. President Barack Obama has chosen former Pentagon lawyer Johnson as the new secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Obama plans to announce Johnsonís nomination Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Friday, October 18, 2013 4:51 am

Biographical information for Jeh C. Johnson

By The Associated Press

NAME - Jeh Charles Johnson.

AGE-BIRTHPLACE - 56; New York City.

EDUCATION - Bachelor's degree, Morehouse College, 1979; law degree, Columbia Law School, 1982.

EXPERIENCE - General counsel, Defense Department, 2009-2012; attorney, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, in New York, 2001-2008; general counsel, Department of the Air Force, 1998-2001; attorney, Paul Weiss, 1992-98, assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1989-91; private practice, 1984-88.

FAMILY - Wife, Susan M. DiMarco, a dentist; two children, Jeh and Natalie.

QUOTE - "We refuse to allow this enemy, with its contemptible tactics, to define the way in which we wage war. Our efforts remain grounded in the rule of law. In this unconventional conflict, therefore, we apply conventional legal principles - conventional legal principles found in treaties and customary international law." - Speech at Oxford University, Nov. 30, 2012.