Birth Name: Charles Ellis Schumer
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 23, 1950
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Chuck Schumer is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a U.S. Senator from New York, since January 3, 1999, and Senate Majority Leader, since January 20, 2021. He was previously a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from January 3, 1981 to January 3, 1999, and Senate Minority Leader, since January 3, 2017 to January 20, 2021, among other duties. He is the first Jewish person to serve as Senate Majority Leader.
Chuck is the son of Selma (Rosen) and Abraham J. Schumer. He is married to academic and commissioner Iris Weinshall, with whom he has two children. Irish is also Jewish.
Chuck is a second cousin, once removed, of comedian and actress Amy Schumer. Chuck’s paternal great-grandparents, Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman, were also Amy’s paternal great-great-grandparents.
Chuck’s paternal grandfather was Jakob/Jacob Schumer (the son of Abraham Schumer and Joder Ida/Edith Wizman/Weisman). Jakob was born in Buchach, Buchats’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine. Abraham was the son of Kalmen Schumer and Yetta Margulies.
Chuck’s paternal grandmother was Mina/Minnie Schächnar/Schachner (the daughter of Hyman Schächnar/Schachner and Rema Reiss). Mina was born in Chortkiv, Chortkivs’kyi district, Ternopil’s’ka oblast, Ukraine.
Chuck’s maternal grandfather was named Robert Rosen. Robert was born in Russia.
Chuck’s paternal grandmother was Theresa “Tess” Prichep (the daughter of Charles Prichep and Yetta Speiser). Theresa was born in New York, to parents from Austria. Yetta was the daughter of Samuel Speizer and Frieda.