Birth Name: Christopher Thomas Sununu
Place of Birth: Salem, New Hampshire, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 5, 1974
*father – Arab [Palestinian, Lebanese], one quarter Greek
*mother – Irish, Scottish
Chris Sununu is an American politician, businessperson, and engineer. A Republican, he has served as Governor of New Hampshire, since January 5, 2017.
Chris is the son of Nancy and John H. Sununu, a politician, who was Governor of New Hampshire, from January 6, 1983 to January 4, 1989, and White House Chief of Staff, from January 20, 1989 to December 15, 1991, among other duties. Chris’s father was born on Havana, Cuba, while his own father was there on a business trip, and was raised in New York, U.S.; his father speaks Spanish fluently. Chris’s paternal family was of the Orthodox religion, with Arab roots in Jerusalem and Beirut, and one quarter Greek ancestry.
Chris’s brother is politician John E. Sununu (John Edward Sununu), who was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire, from January 3, 1997 to January 3, 2003, and a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire, from January 3, 2003 to January 3, 2009.
Chris is married to Valerie, with whom he has three children.
Chris’s paternal grandfather was John Saleh Sununu (the son of Thomas/Tanas Sununu/Sununuhajjar and Julia Johariah/Goohariah). John was an international film distributor. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S., to Palestinian parents.
Chris’s paternal grandmother was Victoria Dada Basiliadis (the daughter of Miguel Jorge Dada Tadros and Isabel/Elisabeta Vasiliadis/Basiliadis). Victoria was born in San Vicente, El Salvador. Miguel was the son of Jorge Dada and Justini Tadros. Isabel was born in Athens, Greece.
Chris’s maternal grandfather was Edward Paul Hayes (the son of Daniel Augustine Hayes and Bridget Keough). Edward was born in Massachusetts, to parents of Irish descent.
Chris’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor M. Christie (the daughter of Joseph E. Christie and Annie V. Hart). Chris’s grandmother Eleanor was born in Massachusetts. Joseph was the son of Joseph A. Christie, who was Canadian, and of Mary E. Boland.
Genealogy of Chris Sununu – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Chris’s paternal grandmother, Victoria Dada Sununu – https://www.nytimes.com
Genealogies and obituaries of Chris’s maternal grandparents, Edward Paul Hayes and Eleanor M. (Christie) Hayes – https://www.findagrave.com