Cory Booker

by bearboy on July 22, 2015

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Birth Name: Cory Anthony Booker

Place of Birth: Washington, D.C., U.S.

Date of Birth: April 27, 1969

Ethnicity: African-American, some English, distant German and Irish

Cory Booker is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as a United States Senator from New Jersey, since October 31, 2013. He was previously the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, from July 1, 2006 to October 31, 2013.

Cory’s parents, Carolyn Rose (Jordan) and Cary Alfred Booker, are/were both black. One of Cory’s maternal great-grandfathers, Stephen Henry Brown, was white.

Cory’s paternal grandfather was Wathia Clarence Allen (the son of Charlie A. Allen and Elizabeth Leonard).

Cory’s paternal grandmother was Jesse Lucille Booker (the daughter of Franklin/Frank Booker and Mary Willie). Franklin was the son of Harrison Booker. Mary was the daughter of Albert Christopher.

Cory’s maternal grandfather was Limuary Alja Jordan (the biological son of Stephen Henry Brown and Alzinia/Alzenia Collins). Stephen was the son of Fielding Brown and Eliza Jane Hair. Alzinia was the daughter of Winsor G. Collins and Mary Belle Smith.

Cory’s maternal grandmother was Adeline Nadine Wilson (the daughter of Joseph N./M. Wilson and Rosa E.). Joseph was the son of Byrd Wilson, Jr. and Roberta Scott.

A DNA test whose results were displayed on the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012) stated that Cory’s genetic ancestry is:

*47% African
*45% European
*7% Native American

Sources: Genealogies of Cory Booker –

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cdonorab January 12, 2017 at 11:29 am

Correction. He also has Irish through his Canady ancestry and German though his Hair ancestry. Henry Hair who was Stephen Brown’s grandfather had a father born in Germany and Eliza Canadys ancestry can be traced to a John Kennedy and his wife born in the 1700s in Ireland.

bleachsoda April 23, 2016 at 12:19 pm

some? LOL

xoxo November 19, 2015 at 8:21 pm

He has more than “SOME” English.

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