Cory Booker

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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). Wathia was born in North Carolina.

Cory’s paternal grandmother was Jessie/Jesse Lucille Booker (the daughter of Franklin/Frank Booker and Mary Willie). Jesse was born in Tennessee or Kentucky. 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). Limuary was born in Louisiana. 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 –

Obituary of Cory’s father –

Cory’s paternal grandfather, Wathia Clarence Allen, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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6 Responses

  1. Multiethnicchick says:

    This is so stupid. What is it with Americans and their fear of calling someone mixed race. Idiots wonder why racism still exists. This man is mostly nonblack and pretty much as Europeans as he is black African.

  2. cdonorab says:

    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.

  3. bleachsoda says:

    some? LOL

  4. xoxo says:

    He has more than “SOME” English.

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