Deborah K. Ross

Birth Name: Deborah Koff

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Date of Birth: June 20, 1963

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Deborah K. Ross is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, since January 3, 2021.

Deborah is the daughter of Barbara and Marvin Koff, an Air Force physician. She is married to Steve Wrinn.

Deborah was born to a Jewish family. She is a member of a Unitarian church, a church whose attendants often include interfaith (sometimes Christian-Jewish) couples (her husband is of non-Jewish background).

Deborah’s paternal grandfather was named Joseph Koff. Joseph was born in Pennsylvania, and ran a clothing department store.

Deborah’s paternal grandmother was named Esther Rosenblum. Esther was born in Pennsylvania.

Deborah’s maternal grandfather was named Jack H. Klein (the son of Fannie). Jack was born in New York, to Russian Jewish parents.

Deborah’s maternal grandmother was Mary Kipperman (the daughter of Don Kipperman and Ida/Chaika Geetal/Geetel Kalston/Kalstein). Mary was born in New Jersey, to Jewish emigrants from the Russian Empire. Don was born in Odessa. Ida was born in Kishenoff, the daughter of Meyer/Meier Kalstein/Kalston and Sprintza.

Sources: Genealogy of Deborah K. Ross –

Obituary of Deborah’s paternal grandfather, Joseph Koff –

Genealogy of Deborah’s maternal grandmother, Mary Kipperman –

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