Vice President of the United States

Mike Pence

by follers on July 2, 2016

Birth Name: Michael Richard Pence

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

Date of Birth: June 7, 1959

Ethnicity:
*81.25% Irish
*7.81% German (including Alsatian German and Swiss-German)
*10.94% Colonial American, including English

Mike Pence is an American politician, attorney, and radio show host. A Republican, he is the Vice President of the United States, having been sworn into office on January 20, 2017. He was elected to the position in 2016. He was previously Governor of Indiana, from January 14, 2013 to January 9, 2017. He was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, from January 3, 2001 to January 3, 2013.

Vice President Pence is the son of Ann Nancy Jane (Cawley) and Edward J. Pence, Jr. Vice President Pence’s father’s ancestry was 5/8 Irish and 5/32 German (including Alsatian German and Swiss-German); the remainder of his father’s more distant roots includes English. Vice President Pence’s mother is of entirely Irish descent, the daughter and granddaughter of immigrants. Vice President Pence was raised Catholic, and later became an Evangelical Christian. He is married to educator, teacher, and painter Karen Pence, with whom he has three children.

Vice President Pence’s patrilineal line traces back to a Michael Bentz, who was born, c. 1705, in Lower Bavaria, Germany, and whose family surname was changed from Bentz to Pence.

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Pence, Sr. (the son of Henry Harold “Harry” Pence and Mary Ellen Riley/Reilly). Harry was born in Illinois, the son of Samuel Pence and Frances “Fannie” Payne/Paigne; Samuel was of at least one quarter German descent through his patrilineal line (including Alsatian German and Swiss-German), while the rest of his ancestry included English. Vice President Pence great-grandmother Mary Ellen was born in Illinois, the daughter of John Riley, who was Irish, and of Margaret Flannery, who was born in Louisiana, of Irish descent.

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandmother was Geraldine Kathleen Kuhn (the daughter of Philip/Phillip Blaze Kuhn and Mary Ann/Anna Larkin). Philip was born in Indiana, to a German father, William Kuhn, and an Irish mother, Margaret McGwen. Mary Ann was born in Indiana, to Irish parents, Peter Larkin and Margaret Wall.

Vice President Pence’s maternal grandfather was Richard Michael Cawley (the son of Richard Cawley and Ellen Marron). Vice President Pence’s great-grandfather Richard was an Irish immigrant, from Tubercurry, Co Sligo.

Vice President Pence’s maternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Maloney (the daughter of James Michael Maloney and Mary Anne/Ann Downes/Downs). Mary Elizabeth was born in Illinois, to Irish parents, from Doonbeg, Co Clare. James was the son of Michael Moloney and Anne Carney. Mary Anne was the daughter of John Downes/Downs and Eliza.

Sources: Genealogies of Vice President Pence – https://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com

Vice President Pence’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Vice President Pence’s father – https://www.newspapers.com

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandfather, Edward Joseph Pence, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Vice President Pence’s paternal grandmother, Geraldine Kathleen Kuhn, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Information about Vice President Pence’s mother’s Irish family – http://clareherald.com

Obituary of Vice President Pence’s maternal grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley – https://www.newspapers.com

Vice President Pence’s maternal grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Maloney, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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Joe Biden

by ethnic on January 14, 2015

Birth Name: Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr.

Place of Birth: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: November 20, 1942

Ethnicity:
*English, German, Irish (father)
*Irish (mother)

Joe Biden is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 2009 to January 20, 2017. He was elected to the position in 2008 and 2012. He was previously a U.S. Senator from Delaware, from January 3, 1973 to January 15, 2009.

He was a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1988 and 2008.

Vice President Biden is the son of Catherine Eugenia “Jean” (Finnegan) and Joseph Robinette Biden. His father was of English, Irish, and German descent (the latter from his “Bomberger” and “Launderslager” lines), and also possibly had distant French roots (from the family surname “Robinette”). Vice President Biden’s mother’s ancestry was entirely Irish. His son, Beau Biden, who served as Attorney General of Delaware, died in 2015.

Vice President Biden is married to Jill Biden, an educator.

Vice President Biden’s paternal grandfather was Joseph Harry Biden (the son of George T. Biden and Mary Emily/Emeline Lidell/Liddell). George was the son of Joseph J./Harry Biden and Lydia Ann Randle. Mary was the daughter of Robert Theodore Lidell/Liddell and Susan E. Bomberger.

Vice President Biden’s paternal grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Robinette (the daughter of George Hamilton Robinette and Mary Ann Hanafee). George was the son of Moses Johnson Robinette and Jane Elizabeth/Eliza Pumphrey. Vice President Biden’s great-grandmother Mary Hanafee was the daughter of John Hanafy/Hanafee, who was Irish, and of Mary Ward, who was born in London, to Irish parents, from Galway, Gaillimh, Ireland.

Vice President Biden’s maternal grandfather was Ambrose Joseph Finnegan (the son of James Finnegan and Catherine Roche). James was born in Ireland, the son of Owen Finnegan and Jane Boyle. Catherine was born in New York, to Irish parents, Thomas Roche and Bridget.

Vice President Biden’s maternal grandmother was Geraldine Catherine/Catharine Blewitt (the daughter of Edward Francis Blewitt and Mary Ellen Stanton). Edward, a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Irish parents from Rappagh, co., Patrick Blewitt and Catharine/Catharine “Kate” Scanlon. Mary was born in Pennsylvania, to Irish parents, James Stanton and Mary.

Sources: Genealogies of Vice President Biden – http://www.wargs.com
https://www.geni.com
https://www.wikitree.com

Family history of Vice President Biden (focusing on his mother’s side), by Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak – http://irishamerica.com

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Dick Cheney

by Goatboy99 on December 21, 2014

Birth Name: Richard Bruce Cheney

Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 30, 1941

Ethnicity: English (mostly), as well as small amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and French

Dick Cheney is an American politician. A Republican, he served as the 46th Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009. He was elected to the position in 2000 and 2004.

He was previously White House Chief of Staff, from November 21, 1975 to January 20, 1977, a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, from January 3, 1979 to March 20, 1989, Chair of the House Republican Conference, from January 3, 1987 to January 3, 1989, House Minority Whip, from January 3, 1989 to March 20, 1989, and United States Secretary of Defense, from March 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993.

Vice President Cheney is the son of Marjorie Lorraine (Dickey) and Richard Herbert Cheney. He is married to Lynne Cheney, and is the father of Liz Cheney and Mary Cheney, both of whom have also been involved in politics.

Most of Vice President Cheney’s ancestry is English, and a significant amount of it goes back to the Colonial United States. Vice President Cheney also has small amounts of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and French, ancestry.

Vice President Cheney’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Herbert Cheney (the son of Samuel Fletcher Cheney and Ellen/Ella A. Phillips). Samuel was the son of Elias Eaton Cheney and Lucy Fletcher. Ellen was the daughter of Jeremiah William Phillips and Louisa/Louise Langdon.

Vice President Cheney’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Ellen Tyler (the daughter of James Alexander Tyler and Sarah Elizabeth Swift). James was the son of Willett Tyler and Rachel A. Montgomery. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas Swift and Margaret Hill.

Vice President Cheney’s maternal grandfather was David Eli Dickey (the son of Edward “Lon” Alonzo Dickey and Laura Nora Dillman). Edward was the son of Eli G. Dickey and Martha Ann McGaugh. Laura was the daughter of David Bowman Dillman and Rebecca Jane Byers.

Vice President Cheney’s maternal grandmother was Clarice E. Miller (the daughter of William T. Miller and Emma L. Breazeale). William was the son of James Franklin Miller and Merial Matilda Kirkpatrick. Vice President Cheney’s great-grandmother Emma was the daughter of Robert Houston Breazeale and Elizabeth B. Wells.

Sources: Genealogies of Vice President Cheney – http://www.wargs.com
http://www.geni.com
http://famouskin.com

Genealogy of Vice President Cheney (focusing on his father’s side) – http://www.wikitree.com

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Dan Quayle

by follers on October 19, 2014

Birth Name: James Danforth Quayle

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

Date of Birth: February 4, 1947

Ethnicity: English, Manx (Isle of Man), German

Dan Quayle is an American politician. A Republican, he served as the 44th Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993, under President George H. W. Bush. He was elected to the position in 1988. Previously, he had served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana, from January 3, 1977 to January 3, 1981, and a U.S. Senator from Indiana, from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1989.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for re-election as Vice President of the United States in 1992. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2000.

Vice President Quayle is the son of Martha Corinne (Pulliam) and James Cline Quayle, a newspaper publisher and businessperson. His son, Ben Quayle, is also a politician.

Vice President Quayle’s paternal great-grandfather was from the Isle of Man (Manx). His other ancestry is largely English, and some German. He is descended from several Mayflower passengers.

Vice President Quayle’s paternal grandfather was Robert Harwood/Heywood Quayle (the son of Robert Quayle and Clara Louise Tucker). Vice President Quayle’s great-grandfather Robert was born on Douglas, St. Barnabas, Isle of Man, the son of Thomas Quayle and Elizabeth Curphey. Clara was the daughter of John Harwood Tucker and Nettie Flinn.

Vice President Quayle’s paternal grandmother was Marie Pauline Cline (the daughter of William Orran/Oran Cline and Adelia/Delia Burras). William was the son of Isaiah Cline and Maria Lawyer. Adelia was the daughter of Oscar Burras and Annette/Annetta Hakes.

Vice President Quayle’s maternal grandfather was Eugene Collins Pulliam (the son of Irvin Brown Pulliam and Martha Ellen Collins). Eugene was a wealthy and influential publishing magnate. Irvin was the son of William Harrison Pulliam and Mary Elizabeth Singleton. Martha was the daughter of George W. Collins and Mary Jane Todd.

Vice President Quayle’s maternal grandmother was Martha Ott (the daughter of Lyman Edwards Ott and Eva Baldwin Payne). Lyman was the son of John Ott and Susannah Shuey, who were of German descent. Eva was the daughter of Leland Payne and Martha N. Byfield.

Sources: Genealogies of Vice President Quayle – http://www.wargs.com
http://www.wikitree.com
https://www.geni.com

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George H. W. Bush

by follers on September 19, 2014

Birth Name: George Herbert Walker Bush

Place of Birth: Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 12, 1924

Ethnicity: English, small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Belgian (Flemish), Irish, Welsh, and French

George Herbert Walker Bush is an American businessperson and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 41st President of the United States, from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. He was elected to the position in 1988. He was previously the 43rd Vice President of the United States, from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. He was elected to the position in 1980 and 1984.

He was the Republican Party’s nominee for re-election as President of the United States in 1992. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party’s 1980 presidential nomination.

President Bush is the son of Dorothy (Walker) and Prescott Bush (Prescott Sheldon Bush), who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut, from 1952 to 1963. President Bush’s wife is Barbara Bush (born Barbara Pierce). Among their six children are George W. Bush (George Walker Bush), the 43rd President of the United States, and politician Jeb Bush (John Ellis Bush), and among his grandchildren is politician George P. Bush (George Prescott Bush) and journalist Jenna Bush Hager (born Jenna Welch Bush). President Bush’s granddaughter, model and businessperson Lauren Bush, is married to businessperson David Lauren, who is the son of designer Ralph Lauren.

Much of President Bush’s ancestry is English, along with small amounts of Scottish, Dutch, Swedish, German, Belgian (Flemish), Irish, Welsh, and French, ancestry.

President Bush was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas, from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1971, the 10th United States Ambassador to the United Nations, from March 1, 1971 to January 18, 1973, the 48th Chairperson of the Republican National Committee, from January 19, 1973 to September 16, 1974, the Chief of the U.S. Liaison Office to the People’s Republic of China, from September 26, 1974 to December 7, 1975, and the 11th Director of Central Intelligence, from January 30, 1976 to January 20, 1977.

President Bush’s paternal grandfather was Samuel Prescott Bush (the son of The Rev. James Smith Bush, an Episcopalian minister, and Harriet Eleanor Fay). The Rev. James was the son of Obadiah Newcomb Bush and Harriet B. Smith. President Bush’s great-grandmother Harriet Fay was the daughter of Samuel Howard Fay and Susan Montfort Shellman.

President Bush’s paternal grandmother was Florence “Flora” Sheldon (the daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Butler). Robert was the son of Thomas H. Sheldon and Martha Uncles; Martha’s father was from Bradford, England. Mary was the daughter of Courtland Philip Livingston Butler and Elizabeth Slade Pierce.

President Bush’s maternal grandfather was George Herbert Walker (the son of David Davis Walker and Martha Adela Beaky). President Bush’s grandfather George was a banker and businessperson. David, a prominent businessperson, was the son of George E. Walker and Harriet Mercer. Martha was the daughter of Joseph Ambrose Beaky and Mary Anne/Ann Bangs.

President Bush’s maternal grandmother was Lucretia “Loulie” Wear (the daughter of James Hutchenson Wear and Nancy/Nannie Eliza Holliday). James was the son of William Gault Wear and Sarah Amanda Yancey. Nancy was the daughter of John James Holliday and Lucretia Green Foree.

There is a claim on several web sites that one of President Bush’s maternal great-great-great-great-grandfathers, Victor Emanuel Bechi, was Italian. It is not clear if this claim is accurate. Victor Emanuel Bechi is described in one reference book as having come from “Strasburg in the Province of Alsace-Lorraine” (in “Americans of gentle birth and their ancestors”, Volume 1, Hannah Daviess Pittman, Genealogical Pub. Co., 1970). That suggests that Victor Emanuel Bechi may have been of ethnic German origin. The surname “Bechi” can be Italian.

President Bush is a sixth cousin of actress Lily James. President Bush’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandmother, Sarah Horton, was a sister of Lily’s paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Stephen Horton. Their parents were Comfort Horton and Joanna Wood.

Sources: Genealogy of President Bush (contained within the genealogy of his son, George W. Bush) – http://www.wargs.com

Genealogies of President Bush – http://www.geni.com
http://www.wikitree.com
http://famouskin.com
http://www.findagrave.com

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