Eliot Engel

official U.S. Congress photo of Eliot Engel c. 2003

Birth Name: Eliot Lance Engel

Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: February 18, 1947

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Eliot Engel is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, from January 3, 1989 to January 3, 2021, and Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, from January 3, 2019 to January 3, 2021.

He is the son of Sylvia (Bleend) and Philip/Pinchus Engel. He is married to Patricia Ennis, and has three children.

Eliot’s paternal grandfather was named Boruch/Benjamin/Bennie Engel (the son of Shalom Engel). Boruch was born in Russia.

Eliot’s paternal grandmother was named Dvorah/Dora Panock (the daughter of Ephraim Panock). Dvorah was born in Russia.

Eliot’s maternal grandfather was Joe Bleend (the son of Issac Blinder and Brana Goldenberg). Joe was born in Odessa, Ukraine.

Eliot’s maternal grandmother was Julia Neidich (the daughter of Leib Naidich and Leah Wasserman). Julia was born in Minsk, Belarus. Leib was the son of Schmuel Neidich and Sarah Gittleman. Leah was the daughter of Hershel Wasserman.

Sources: http://www.chabad.org

Genealogy of Eliot Engel – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Eliot Engel (focusing on his father’s side) – http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com

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