Jack Lew

official portrait of Jack Lew in 2013, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Birth Name: Jacob Joseph Lew

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

Date of Birth: August 29, 1955

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jack Lew is an American attorney. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as Director of the Office of Management and Budget, from May 21, 1998 to January 19, 2001, and again, from November 18, 2010 to January 27, 2012, White House Chief of Staff, from January 27, 2012 to January 20, 2013, and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, from February 28, 2013 to January 20, 2017.

His father, Itschok/Irving Lew, was a Jewish emigrant, from Vaŭkavysk, Belarus, of Polish Jewish descent. His mother, Ruth (Turoff), was born in New York, of Ukrainian Jewish descent. Jack is an Orthodox Jew.

Jack’s paternal grandfather was named Yankel/Jacob Lew. Yankel was born in Gródek, Poland.

Jack’s paternal grandmother was named Riwke/Rebecca Newinsky. Riwke was born in Gródek.

Jack’s maternal grandfather was named Yossel/Jacob Joseph Turewski (the son of Avram Noakh Turewski, and of a woman surnamed Krevinskago). Yossel was born in Priluki, Ukraine. Avram was the son of Josef Turewski and Rochel Wolowich. Jack’s great-grandmother was the daughter of Shmuil Hersch Krevinskii and Ita Faivisheva.

Jack’s maternal grandmother was surnamed Wenig.

Sources: http://tabletmag.com

Genealogy of Jack Lew – http://www.geni.com

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