Ketanji Brown Jackson was surrounded by proud and supportive family members during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Monday.
Judge Jackson’s family, including her husband Patrick G. Jackson, their children and her parents were all there to witness her historic moment.
We take a look at Judge Jackson’s family and dive into their personal lives, including their upbringing and career.
Who is Ketanji’s husband?
Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband Patrick is a doctor who specializes in general surgery.
He received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.
He has over 20 years of experience in the field and currently practices in Washington, District of Columbia. He is also associated with the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Ketanji and the surgeon would have met while studying at Harvard.
Who are his parents ?
Ketanji’s parents are Johnny and Ellery Brown. They have been married for 54 years.
Both Johnny and Ellery are from Miami and went to separate elementary schools. They attended historically black colleges and universities, according to Judge Jackson. White House biography.
They worked as teachers in public schools and became leaders and administrators of the Miami-Dade public school system.
Jackson’s father attended law school when she was in kindergarten, her biography adds.
Meet Judge Jackson’s Children
Ketanji and Patrick are the blessed parents of two daughters, named Talia and Leila. Talia turns 20 in 2021, while their youngest daughter Leila Jackson is 16.
Ketanji sent a special message to her children during her audition and said, “Girls, I know it hasn’t been easy as I have tried to overcome the challenges of juggling my career and motherhood. And I admit that I have not always found the right balance.
“But I hope you’ve seen that with hard work, determination and love, it can be done.”
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