Adam Schiff

official U.S. Congress photo of Adam Schiff c. 2009

Birth Name: Adam Bennett Schiff

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

Date of Birth: June 22, 1960

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Adam Schiff is an American lawyer, author, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California, since January 3, 2001, as well as, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, from January 3, 2019 to January 3, 2023. Having worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he prosecuted Soviet spy Richard Miller, was the joint-lead impeachment manager in two judicial impeachments trials, and was lead impeachment manager in the first impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

Adam is the son of Sherrill Ann and Edward Maurice Schiff. His family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1970, and Alamo, California, in 1972. He is married to Eve, with whom he has two children.

Adam’s paternal grandfather was Frank Ephraim Schiff (the son of Yaakov/Jacob Zalman/Solomon Schiff and Bessie Mary Frank). Adam’s grandfather Frank was born in England, to Lithuanian Jewish parents. Yaakov was born in Kaunas, the son of Louis Levi Shiff and Sheyna Riva. Bessie was born in Ukmergė, Vilnius County, the daughter of Yisroel/Israel Moshe/Morris Frank and Johanna/Hanna Iseckson.

Adam’s paternal grandmother was Martha Sneirson/Sneierson (the daughter of Gershon/George Sneierson/Sneirson and Sarah/Sara Channa/H. Dubinsky). Martha was born in Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents. Gershon was born in Riga, Latvia. Sarah was the daughter of Solomon/Samuel Dubinsky and Rosa “Rosie” Saltinsky.

Adam’s maternal grandfather was Harry A. Glovsky (the son of Meyer Yudel Glovsky and Sadie H. Bromberg). Harry was born in Salem, Massachusetts, to Russian Jewish parents. Meyer was the son of Ze’ev Wolf Glovsky. Sadie was the daughter of Simon Bromberg and Rosie.

Adam’s maternal grandmother was Marcella Williams (the daughter of Barnard/Bernard Williams and Jennie F. Helman). Marcella was born in Massachusetts, to a German Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Barnard was the son of Markus Williams and Rachel Freedland. Jennie was the daughter of Isaac Helman and Gertie Shapiro.

Sources: Genealogy of Adam Schiff –

Adam’s paternal grandmother, Martha Sneirson/Sneierson, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Adam’s maternal grandfather, Harry A. Glovsky, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

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