Bob Graham

by follers on January 26, 2018

Birth Name: Daniel Robert Graham

Place of Birth: Coral Gables, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 9, 1936

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant Swiss-German

Bob Graham is an American politician and author. A member of the Democratic Party, he was Governor of Florida, from January 2, 1979 to January 3, 1987, a U.S. Senator from Florida, from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 2005, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, from June 6, 2001 to January 3, 2003, and Chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, from May 21, 2010 to January 11, 2011.

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

Bob is the son of Hilda Elizabeth (Simmons) and Ernest R. “Cap” Graham, a Florida state senator, mining engineer, and dairy and cattleman. His brother, Phil Graham, was publisher and co-owner of the Washington Post, and the husband of publisher Katharine Graham.

Bob is married to educator Adele Khoury Graham, with whom he has four children.

Bob’s paternal grandfather was Ernest Robert Graham (the son of Robert William Graham and Emma Elizabeth Post). Robert was born in Lancashire, England, the son of Catherine Graham. Emma was the daughter of Joseph Carter Post and Julia Ann Manwaring.

Bob’s paternal grandmother was named Carlotta Hall.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Daniel Hutchinson Simmons (the son of Andrew Jackson Simmons and Mahala Hutchison). Andrew was the son of Daniel Simmons and Elizabeth. Mahala was the daughter of William Hutchison and Hester Lanier Mills.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was Mary Ansley (the daughter of Samuel Joseph Ansley and Sarah Louisa/Louise Garrison). Samuel was the son of The Rev. John Thomas Ansley and Mary Redden. Sarah was the daughter of The Rev. Levi Garrison, a Methodist minister, and of Susannah/Susan Guilford.

Bob is a fourth cousin of U.S. President Jimmy Carter, through their great-great-great-grandparents, Abel Ansley and Ann Morris, on Bob’s mother’s and President Carter’s father’s, sides.

Sources: Genealogies of Bob Graham – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Bob’s paternal grandfather, Ernest Robert Graham (focusing on his own mother’s side) – https://www.findagrave.com

Genealogy of Bob’s mother – https://www.ancestry.com


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). 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). 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


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). 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).

Dick’s maternal grandmother was Stella Vinyard (the daughter of Willis Henry Vinyard and Frances/Fanny Letitia Hunt). 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


Michael Badnarik

by madman on November 2, 2016

Birth Name: Michael John Badnarik

Place of Birth: Hammond, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 1, 1954

Ethnicity: Slovak, along with possibly small amounts of Hungarian and Polish

Michael Badnarik is an American politician, software engineer, writer, and radio talk show host.

He was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 2004.

Michael is the son of Elaine Margarite/Marguerite (Gima) and John Michael Badnarik. His family is from Eastern Europe, of Slovak descent. He may also have a small amount of Hungarian and Polish ancestry, though his Hungarian- and Polish-born predecessors may have been ethnic Slovaks.

Michael’s paternal grandparents were Michael Badnarik (the son of Jan/John Badnarik and Zuzanna/Susanna Kenderis/Kenderes) and Maria/Mary Oleksik (the daughter of Michael Oleksik and Barbara Huzvai). Michael’s grandparents Michael and Maria were Slovak immigrants.

Michael’s maternal grandfather was Michael Gima (the son of Michael Gima and Mary Cserep). Michael’s great-grandfather Michael was born in Kerestur, Slovakia, the son of Michael Gima, who was born in Poland, and of Maria/Mary Koval, who was born in Slovakia. Michael’s great-grandmother Mary was born in Nižný Žipov, Prešov, Slovakia, the daughter of Andrew Cserep and Barbara Kuncza, and was possibly of Hungarian descent.

Michael’s maternal grandmother was Olga Kalena/Kalina (the daughter of John Kalena/Kalina and Mary Okal). John and Mary were Slovak immigrants, from Klenova and Stokcin, respectively. Mary was the daughter of Andrew Okal.

Sources: Marriage record of Michael’s parents – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s father (through his own sister, Anne (Badnarik) Kunis) – http://www.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Michael’s mother (focusing on her own father’s side) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Obituary of Michael’s mother – http://www.legacy.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal uncle, John Gima – http://www.legacy.com

Marriage record of Michael’s maternal grandparents, Michael Gima and Olga Kalena/Kalina – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandfather, Michael Gima – http://www.ancestry.com

Death record of Michael’s maternal great-grandfather, Michael Gima – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Olga Kalena/Kalina – http://www.ancestry.com

Obituary of Michael’s maternal grandmother, Olga (Kalena/Kalina) Gima – http://www.nwitimes.com


Tom Laughlin

by follers on October 10, 2016

Birth Name: Thomas Robert Laughlin

Date of Birth: August 10, 1931

Place of Birth: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

Date of Death: December 12, 2013

Place of Death: Thousand Oaks, California, U.S.

Ethnicity: Irish, as well as Scottish, English, and German

Tom Laughlin was an American actor, director, screenwriter, writer, educator, and political activist. He is known for starring in the Billy Jack films, which he also directed and wrote/co-wrote.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1992 and 2008, and for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2004.

Tom was the son of Margaret Hellen Catherine (Smith) and Thomas McHugh Laughlin. He was married to actress, writer, and producer Delores Taylor, with whom he had three children.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was Thomas H./A. Laughlin (the son of William Laughlin and Catharine/Catherine Cusick). William and Catharine were Irish. Catharine was the daughter of Martin Cusick and Mary M.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Julia McHugh (the daughter of Patrick McHugh and Mary/Mari Moran). Julia was also of Irish origin.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was Walter Fairless Smith (the son of Jeremiah Smith and Ellen Leonard). Jeremiah was Scottish. Ellen was English.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Katherine/Catherine M. Hahn (the daughter of Joseph Hahn and Margaret).

Sources: Genealogy of Tom Laughlin – https://www.wikitree.com

Tom’s parents on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Tom’s maternal grandfather, Walter Fairless Smith, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org