Ben Domenech

Birth Name: Benjamin Tanner Domenech

Place of Birth: Jackson, Mississippi, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 1, 1982

Ethnicity: Puerto Rican (paternal grandfather), German, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, English, Dutch

Ben Domenech is an American conservative political television commentator, radio host, and publisher. He is a co-founder of conservative magazine and podcast The Federalist.

Ben is the son of Jeanne and Douglas Domenech. His father was Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, from January 16, 2010 to January 11, 2014, and U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular Areas, from September 18, 2017 to January 20, 2021. Ben is married to columnist Meghan McCain, the daughter of politician John McCain. The couple has two children.

Ben’s paternal grandfather was named John Domenech. John was born in Puerto Rico.

Ben’s paternal grandmother was Margaret Jean Heddaeus (the daughter of Gilbert Heddaeus and Mildred Knox). Margaret was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Gilbert was also born in Pittsburgh, the son of Adolphus Heddaeus and Anna Rosenfelder, who were the children of German immigrants. Mildred was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Luther Knox and Katherine Armitage, and was of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish and English descent.

Ben’s maternal grandfather was Robert Schram (the son of Martin Schram and Beatrice Thompson). Ben was born in Washington, D.C. Martin was also born in Washington, the son of William Schramm, who was Dutch, and of Adriana Huizing, who was born in Michigan, to Dutch parents. Ben’s great-grandmother Beatrice was born in Montpelier, Vermont, the daughter of James Thompson and Winnieford Foster, and had deep English roots in New England.

Ben’s maternal grandmother was Patricia Lee Samuels (the daughter of Percy Elson Samuels and Helen Marguerite Myers). Patrica was born in Washington, D.C., to parents who had deep roots in Colonial Virginia. Percy was born in Virginia, the son of John Samuel and Annie Graves. Helen was born in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Henry Myers and Beatrice Glasscock.

Source: Genealogy of Ben Domenech (focusing on his father’s side) –

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