Al Franken

by Lil Vacha on April 21, 2010

Birth Name: Alan Stuart Franken

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, United States

Date of Birth: May 21, 1951

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Al Franken is an American comedian, actor, politician, and writer. A Democrat, he has served as a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, since July 7, 2009.

Al is the son of Phoebe G. (Kunst) and Joseph P. Franken. His father was of German Jewish descent. His mother was of Belarusian Jewish and Russian Jewish descent.

Al’s paternal grandfather was Otto David Franken (the son of Jacob Franken and Flora Arbella). Otto was born in Germany.

Al’s paternal grandmother was Clara Oppenheimer (the daughter of Max Oppenheimer and Rosa or Ruth Weismann). Clara was born in Germany. Max was the son of Joseph Oppenheimer and Malchen Marx. Rosa was the daughter of Elias Weismann and Leonora Grünebaum.

Al’s maternal grandparents were Simon Kunst (the son of Jacob Loeb Kunst) and Rose Marie Browdy. Simon was born in Gordno, Belarus. Rose was born in Pennsylvania, to parents from Russia.

Sources: Genealogies of Al Franken – http://www.wargs.com
http://www.geni.com

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