Birth Name: Ralph Shearer Northam
Place of Birth: Nassawadox, Virginia, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 13, 1959
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish
Ralph Northam is an American physician and politician. He is a military veteran. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Governor of Virginia, since January 13, 2018. He was previously Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, from January 11, 2014 to January 13, 2018.
Ralph is the son of Nancy B. Shearer, a nurse, and Wescott B. Northam, a Virginia Attorney and Circuit Court judge. He is married to Pam, with whom he has two children.
Ralph’s paternal grandfather was Judge Thomas Long Northam (the son of Levi Jacob Northam and Mary Grace Long). Thomas was born in Virginia, and was a Circuit Court judge for Accomack and Northampton counties. Levi was the son of James Northam and Rosey A. Dix.
Ralph’s paternal grandmother was named Ida Mae Brownlee. Ida was born in South Carolina.
Ralph’s maternal grandfather was Dr. Joseph Pardoe Shearer (the son of Charles R. Shearer and Mary Jane Pardoe). Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. Charles was the son of Hiram R. Shearer and Eleanor Ann Crawford.
Ralph’s maternal grandmother was named O’Neill Byrd. O’Neill was born in Virginia.
Source: Genealogy of Ralph Northam – https://www.geni.com