Ketanji Brown Jackson will become the first black woman judge of Supreme Court of the United States. 

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Ketanji Brown Jackson, born september 14, 1970 is an American attorney and

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jurist who has served as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since 2021.

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She was a designate associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

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Jackson was also vice chair of the United States Sentencing Commission from 2010 to 2014.

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Since 2016, she has been a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers.

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She began her legal career with three clerkships, including one with U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. 

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Jackson was born Ketanji Onyika Brown on September 14, 1970, in Washington, D.C.

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Her father, Johnny Brown, was a lawyer who ultimately became the chief attorney for the Miami-Dade County School Board

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her mother, Ellery, served as school principal at New World School of the Arts.

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In 1996, Brown married surgeon Patrick Graves Jackson,

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a Boston Brahmin who is a descendant of Continental Congress delegate Jonathan Jackson

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The couple have two daughters, Leila and Talia.

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Jackson is a non-denominational Protestant.

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