Birth Name: Charles Ellis Schumer
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 23, 1950
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Chuck Schumer is an American politician. A Democrat, he has served as a U.S. Senator from New York, since January 3, 1999, and Senate Minority Leader, since January 3, 2017. He was previously a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1999.
Chuck is the son of Selma (Rosen) and Abraham J. Schumer.
Chuck is a second cousin, once removed, of comedian and actress Amy Schumer. Chuck’s paternal great-grandparents, Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman, were also Amy’s paternal great-great-grandparents.
Chuck’s paternal grandfather was Jakob/Jacob Schumer (the son of Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman). Jakob was born in Buchach, Buchats’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine. Abraham was the son of Kalmen Schumer and Yetta Margulies.
Chuck’s paternal grandmother was Mina Schächnar (the daughter of Hyman Schächnar and Rema Reiss). Mina was born in Chortkiv, Chortkivs’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine.
Chuck’s maternal grandparents were Robert Rosen and Theresa “Tess” (the daughter of Yetta Prichep). Robert was born in Russia. Theresa was born in New York, to parents from Austria.