Tom Steyer

by follers on December 8, 2016

NEW YORK-APR 29: Environmentalist Tom Steyer attends the Time 10

Birth Name: Thomas Fahr Steyer

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 27, 1957

*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
*German, English (mother)

Tom Steyer is an American hedge fund manager, environmentalist, and philanthropist.

Tom is the son of Marnie (Fahr) and Roy Henry Steyer. His brother is Jim Steyer, an author, professor, attorney, and children’s advocate.

His father was Jewish and his mother was Episcopalian. Tom married his wife in a ceremony officiated by both a Rabbi and a Presbyterian minister. He became involved in the Episcopal church in his late 30s.

Tom’s paternal grandfather was named Herman Steyer. Herman was an Austrian Jewish immigrant.

Tom’s paternal grandmother was Augusta “Gussie” Simon (the daughter of Rafael Simon and Hanna R. Kugel). Augusta was a Russian Jewish immigrant.

Tom’s maternal grandfather was George Edmeston Fahr (the son of Charles M. Fahr and Margaret/Maggie R./A. Edmeston/Edmuton). Charles was German. Margaret was the daughter of David R. Edmeston and Margaret J. Peak.

Tom’s maternal grandmother was Alice Hume Pearson (the daughter of George Pearson and Helen/Hellen Hester Hume). George was the son of Johnson Pearson and Sarah Jane Templeton. Helen was the daughter of Bedford Hume and Mary Charlotte “Lottie” Kidder.

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