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Alexander Haig

by follers on August 7, 2018

Birth Name: Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr.

Date of Birth: December 2, 1924

Place of Birth: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Death: February 20, 2010

Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.

Ethnicity: Scottish, Irish

Alexander Haig was an American political figure and politician. A Republican, he served as Deputy National Security Advisor, from June 1970 to January 4, 1973, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, from January 4, 1973 to May 4, 1973, White House Chief of Staff, from May 4, 1973 to September 21, 1974, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, from December 16, 1974 to July 1, 1979, and U.S. Secretary of State, from January 22, 1981 to July 5, 1982.

Alexander was the son of Regina Anne (Murphy) and Alexander Meigs Haig. He was raised in his mother’s Catholic faith. Alexander was married to Patricia Fox, with whom he had three children. Patricia was the daughter of U.S. Army lieutenant general Alonzo Patrick Fox.

Alexander was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1988.

Alexander’s paternal grandfather was Charles R. Haig (the son of Thomas Haig and Jane H. Haig). Charles was born in Pennsylvania. Thomas was the son of Robert Stein Haig, who was born in Saint Andrews, Fife, Scotland, and of Margaret Campbell.

Alexander’s paternal grandmother was named Ella L. Ella was born in Pennsylvania, to an Irish father.

Sources: Genealogy of Alexander Haig (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Alexander Haig on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Alexander’s paternal grandparents, Charles R. Haig and Ella L., on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

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Lyndon LaRouche

by follers on February 21, 2017

Birth Name: Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr.

Place of Birth: Rochester, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 8, 1922

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Scottish, English, Irish, distant Dutch and Welsh

Lyndon LaRouche is an American political activist and politician. He founded the LaRouche movement, a political and cultural network promoting himself and his ideas.

He was the U.S. Labor Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1976. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. He was on the general Presidential election ballot as an independent candidate most or all of those years.

Lyndon is the son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) and Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche.

Lyndon’s paternal grandfather was Joseph H. Golthier LaRouche (the son of Antoine LaRouche, Gauthier and Catherine Parent). Joseph was born in Canada, to parents from Rimouski, Québec. Antoine was the son of Antoine Gauthier dit LaRouche and Marie Dubé. Catherine was the daughter of Pierre Parent and Madeleine Gagné.

Lyndon’s paternal grandmother was Ella Stevens Lougee (the daughter of Lorenzo J. Lougee and Annie McGregor). Ella was born in Massachusetts. Annie was born in Massachusetts, to an English-born father and an Irish-born mother.

Lyndon’s maternal grandfather was George Weir (the son of George Weir and Janet Stewart). George was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.

Lyndon’s maternal grandmother was Martha H. Wood (the daughter of Daniel Heveland Wood, Jr, and Caroline Almira Starr). Martha was born in Ohio. Daniel was the son of Daniel Heveland Wood and Elizabeth Benedict. Caroline was the daughter of Timothy Starr and Mary Ann Kent.

Source: Genealogy of Lyndon LaRouche – http://www.wargs.com

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Dick Gephardt

by follers on December 1, 2016

Birth Name: Richard Andrew Gephardt

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 31, 1941

Ethnicity: German, English

Dick Gephardt is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri, from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 2005, House Majority Leader, from June 6, 1989 to January 3, 1995, and House Minority Leader, from January 3, 1995 to January 3, 2003.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2004.

Dick is the son of Loreen Estelle (Cassell) and Louis Andrew Gephardt. He is married to Jane, with whom he has three children.

Dick’s paternal grandfather was Andrew Gephardt (the son of John Gephardt and Barbara). Andrew was born in Missouri, to German parents.

Dick’s paternal grandmother was Alice V. Jones (the daughter of Martin Van Buren Jones and Anna Barbara Haller). Alice was born in Missouri. Martin was the son of David Jones and Julia A. Anna was born in Missouri, the daughter of German parents, Jacob Haller and Agatha Birk, who were from Württemberg.

Dick’s maternal grandfather was King St. Clair Cassell (the son of William H. Cassell and Charlotte Johnson). King was born in Illinois.

Dick’s maternal grandmother was Stella Vinyard (the daughter of Willis Henry Vinyard and Frances/Fanny Letitia Hunt). Stella was born in Missouri. Willis was the son of Charles C. Vinyard and Susan Cross.

Sources: Genealogy of Dick Gephardt – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogy of Dick Gephardt (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Andre Marrou

by madman on November 3, 2016

Birth Name: Andrew Verne Marrou

Place of Birth: Nixon, Gonzales, Texas, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 4, 1938

Ethnicity:
*French, Belgian [Walloon] (father)
*English, small amount of Welsh (mother)

Andre Marrou is an American political figure.

He was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Vice President of the United States, in 1988, and for President of the United States, in 1992.

Andre is the son of Bessie Annette (Deason) and Andrew Noil Marrou. His brother is news anchor Chris Marrou.

Andre’s paternal grandfather was named Gene Marrou. Gene was born in France.

Andre’s paternal grandmother was named Marie. Marie was born in Belgium, of Walloon origin.

Andre’s maternal grandfather was Benjamin Franklin Deason (the son of Franklin Lincecum Deason and Sophie F. Harwell).

Andre’s maternal grandmother was Louisa Gertrude “Gertie” Clay (the daughter of Hesikiah C. Clay and Cebell Gipson). Hesikiah was the son of Abia Clay and Mary Polly Waters/Watters.

Sources: Andre’s father on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Andre’s maternal grandmother, Louisa Gertrude “Gertie” Clay (focusing on her father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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Donald Rumsfeld

by follers on October 13, 2016

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Birth Name: Donald Henry Rumsfeld

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: July 9, 1932

Ethnicity: German, English

Donald Rumsfeld is an American politician and businessperson. A Republican, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois, from January 3, 1963 to March 20, 1969, the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, from February 2, 1973 to September 21, 1974, the White House Chief of Staff, from September 21, 1974 to November 20, 1975, and the U.S. Secretary of Defense, from November 20, 1975 to January 20, 1977, and again from January 20, 2001 to December 18, 2006.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1988.

Donald was the son of Jeannette Kearsley (Husted) and George Donald Rumsfeld.

He is married to Joyce P. Pierson, with whom he has three children.

Donald’s paternal grandfather was John Heinrich “Henry” Rumsfeld (the son of Johann Heinrich Rumsfeld and Dorothea Maria Dohmeier). Donald’s grandfather John was born in Illinois. Johann was born in Weyhe, Leeste, Lower Saxony, Germany. Dorothea was born in New York, to German parents, Johann Otto Dohmeyer, from Hohnhorst, Hannover, and Engel Maria Sophia Schweer, from Nordbruch, Hessen-Nassau, Prussia.

Donald’s paternal grandmother was Lizette Julia Claussen (the daughter of George Henry Claussen and Eva Elizabeth Jaeckel). Lizette was born in Illinois. George was German. Eva was born in Illinois, the daughter of German parents, Heinrich Conrad Jacob Jaeckel and Elizabeth Weber.

Donald’s maternal grandfather was Henry “Harry” Brooks Husted (the son of Henry Rose Husted and Flora L. Hastings). Donald’s grandfather Henry was born in Illinois. Donald’s great-grandfather Henry was the son of David Husted and Rachel Brooks. Flora was the daughter of Carlisle Hastings and Hannah Granger.

Donald’s maternal grandmother was Helen Bryan Osgood (the daughter of Edwin Sewall Osgood and Elizabeth Ann Bryan). Helen was born in Pennsylvania. Edwin was the son of Sewall Mason Osgood and Sarah Maria Willsey. Elizabeth was the daughter of Timothy Matlack Bryan and Elizabeth Hardcastle Covington.

Sources: Genealogy of Donald Rumsfeld – https://www.geni.com

Donald’s paternal grandmother, Lizette Julia Claussen, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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