Birth Name: Kamala Devi Harris
Place of Birth: Oakland, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 20, 1964
*father – African-Jamaican, possibly small amount of Northern Irish
*mother – Tamil Indian
Kamala Harris is an American attorney and politician. A Democrat, she has served a U.S. Senator from California, since January 3, 2017. She was previously District Attorney of San Francisco, from January 8, 2004 to January 3, 2011, and Attorney General of California, from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2017.
Kamala is the daughter of Shyamala (Gopalan), a breast cancer specialist, and Donald J. Harris, an economics professor at Stanford University. Her father is Jamaican (of Afro-Jamaican descent). Her mother is an emigrant from Chennai, India, of Tamil Indian descent. Her sister Maya is married to Tony West, who served as U.S. Associate Attorney General. A video of Kamala’s father can be seen here.
Kamala is married to attorney Douglas Emhoff (Douglas is Jewish).
Kamala’s paternal grandfather was Oscar Harris (the son of Joseph Alexander Harris and Christiana “Christy” Brown). Joseph was a land owner and agriculture exporter. Christiana was said to be a descendant of Hamilton Brown, a plantation and slave owner, who founded the city Brown’s Town. Hamilton was born in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Kamala’s paternal grandmother was named Beryl (the daughter of Iris Finegan).
Kamala’s maternal grandparents were P. V. Gopalan (the son of Venkataraman Iyer) and Rajam.
Family background of Kamala’s father – https://www.jamaicaglobalonline.com
Genealogy of Kamala Harris (focusing on her mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Kamala’s mother – http://www.legacy.com
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