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How Is Ketanji Brown Jackson Related To Paul Ryan?

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American attorney, Ketanji Brown Jackson, is related by marriage to former House Speaker Paul Ryan through her husband and Ryan’s wife, Janna Little Ryan.

That family tree factoid emerged after President Joe Biden nominated Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Biden wrote on Twitter on February 25, 2022, “I’m proud to announce that I am nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the Supreme Court. Currently serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, she is one of our nation’s brightest legal minds and will be an exceptional Justice.”

Brown Jackson’s Husband’s Twin Brother Is Married to Paul Ryan’s Wife’s Sister.

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Jackson is married to Patrick Graves Jackson, a surgeon. and they now have two daughters, Talia, 21, and Leila, 17.”

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Her husband, Patrick, is a surgeon working at Pasquerilla Healthcare Center in Washington, D.C.

According to NBC News, the judge’s “husband’s twin brother is married to the sister of Ryan’s wife.” His twin brother is named William Covington Jackson, who works as a lawyer.

Paul Ryan, a Republican, said his politics differ from Brown Jackson’s, but praised her in effusive terms.

“Our politics may differ, but my praise for Ketanji’s intellect, for her character, for her integrity, is unequivocal. She is an amazing person,” Paul Ryan said previously,.

Jackson’s parents were public school teachers who became a lawyer and school principal. Brown Jackson went to Harvard College, and that’s where she met her husband.

Ketanji Brown Jackson is a jurist serving as a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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