Birth Name: Gavin Christopher Newsom
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 10, 1967
Ethnicity: Irish, English, Scottish
Gavin Newsom is an American politician and businessperson. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been Governor of California, since January 7, 2019. He was previously a Member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, from January 8, 1997 to January 8, 2004, Mayor of San Francisco, from January 8, 2004 to January 10, 2011, and Lieutenant Governor of California, from January 10, 2011 to January 7, 2019.
Gavin is the son of Tessa Thomas (Menzies) and William Alfred Newsom, a state appeals court judge and administrator of the Getty family trust. Gavin’s father was of seven eighths Irish descent, with the rest being mostly English. Gavin’s mother has English and Scottish ancestry.
Gavin is married to docuumentary filmmker and actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom, with whom he has four children.
He is a second cousin, once removed, of harpist, keyboardist, vocalist, songwriter, and actress Joanna Newsom.
Gavin’s paternal grandfather was William Alfred Newsom (the son of William Alfred Newsom and Belinda Dolores Collins). Gavin’s grandfather William was born in California. Gavin’s great-grandfather William was the son of Alfred Cane Newsom and Elizabeth S. “Lizzie” Eagan/Egan, who was Irish. Belinda was born in New York, to Irish parents, Thomas Francis Collins and Annie E. Hanley.
Gavin’s paternal grandmother was named Christine Anne Brennan (the daughter of John Brennan and Anna “Annie”). Christine was born in New York, to Irish parents.
Gavin’s maternal grandfather was Arthur Liddell Menzies (the son of Kenneth Menzies and Maud Victoria Waithman). Arthur was born in California. Kenneth was born in Scotland, the son of Thomas Menzies, who was Scottish, and of Agnes M. Hewitt, who was English. Maud was born in Pinos Altos, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Hubert W. Waithman, who was English, and of Grace Gertrude Winton, who was born in California.
Gavin’s maternal grandmother was Jean Thorburn Addis (the daughter of Thomas Chalmers Addis and Elesa Bolton Partridge). Jean was born in California. Thomas was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was a physician and scientist, who made important contributions to studying blood clots. Thomas was the son of Thomas Chalmers Addis, who was of half English and half Scottish descent, and of Cornelia Beers Campbell, who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Elesa was the daughter of John Partridge, who was Canadian, and of Emily Bolton.