Beto O’Rourke

by bearboy on June 10, 2017

Birth Name: Robert Francis O’Rourke

Place of Birth: El Paso, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 26, 1972

Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish, German

Beto O’Rourke is an American politician and businessperson. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, since January 3, 2013.

Beto is the son of Melissa Martha (Williams) and Pat Francis O’Rourke, an El Paso county judge. His ancestry includes Irish, English, Scottish, German. He uses the nickname “Beto”, from the Spanish name Roberto. Beto is fluent in Spanish.

He is married to educator Amy Hoover Sanders, with whom he has three children. Amy is of German Jewish descent through her father.

Beto’s paternal grandfather is named John Francis O’Rourke.

Beto’s paternal grandmother is Mildred Rowena Jasper (the daughter of Newton Marion Jasper and Onora Belle Dressler). Mildred was born in Kansas. Onora was the daughter of Gottfried “Fritz” Jacob Dressler and Lucinda Susan Harlan.

Beto’s maternal grandparents are Robert Lee Williams and Charlotte Marguer Brooks.

Sources: https://www.nytimes.com

Genealogy of Beto O’Rourke (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.hiltonpond.org

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