Birth Name: Stephen Joseph Scalise
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Lousiana, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 6, 1965
Ethnicity: Italian [including Sicilian]
Steve Scalise is an American politician. A Republican, he has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana, since May 3, 2008, and House Minority Whip, since January 3, 2019. He was previously House Majority Whip, from August 1, 2014 to January 3, 2019.
Steve is the son of Carol Ann (Schilleci) and Alfred Joseph Scalise. Both his parents are/were of Italian descent, from Calabria and Sicily. He is married to Jennifer Letulle, with whom he has two children.
Steve’s paternal grandfather was James Scalise (the son of Peter Scalise and Virginia Matranga). James was born in Garyville, Louisiana, to Italian parents, from Calabria.
Steve’s paternal grandmother was Madlyn/Madeline Accardo (the daughter of Joseph Accardo and Angelina/Angela Caronna). Madlyn was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Italian parents. Joseph was the son of Calogero Accardo and Antonia Aloise. Angelina was the daughter of Antonio Caronna and Michele Tredici.
Steve’s maternal grandfather was Rosario Giovanni Schilleci (the son of Giovanni Schilleci and Filomena Graffagnini/o). Rosario was born in Contessa Entellina, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
Steve’s maternal grandmother was Filomena/Philomena/Phillimena Scalco (the daughter of Nicolo/Nicolino “Nicholas” Scalco and Giuseppina “Josephine” Papa).
Genealogy of Steve Scalise – https://www.wikitree.com
Steve’s paternal grandfather, James Scalise, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Steve’s paternal grandmother, Madlyn/Madeline Accardo, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Steve Scalise (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Marriage record of Steve’s maternal grandparents, Rosario Giovanni Schilleci and Filomena/Philomena Scalco – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Steve’s maternal grandfather, Rosario Giovanni Schilleci – http://www.ancestry.com