Patrick G. Jackson is the husband of American attorney and jurist Ketanji Onyika Brown Jackson.
Yes, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s husband is white.
Patrick Jackson and Ketanji Brown Jackson got married in 1996.
Ketanji and Patrick started dating when they were undergraduates.
After Ketanji finished law school at Harvard, and Patrick graduated from Columbia University’s medical school, the college sweethearts married. They now have two daughters: Talia, 21, and Leila, 17.
Per NPR, “Federal Judge Patti Saris, who hired Jackson as a law clerk straight out of law school, recalls her husband, who now looks full-on prep, as less so back then.
At the time, he was a surgical resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, but he was so fascinated by his wife’s work he would often go to the courtroom after a long night on call to watch what was going on.
As Saris remembers, the young doctor had often been up for 24-plus hours and looked incredibly scruffy, sitting in the back of the courtroom.
Finally, one day, the judge’s courtroom marshal came up to her and whispered, ‘Judge, would you like me to remove the homeless man in the back row?'”
Patrick Jackson is currently a general surgeon at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
Patrick Jackson is also a professor at Georgetown University.