Birth Name: James Patrick McGovern
Place of Birth: Worchester, Massachusetts, U.S.
Date of Birth: November 20, 1959
*father – Irish, some Scottish
*mother – likely Polish, other
Jim McGovern is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he has been a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, since January 3, 1997, and Chair of the House Rules Committee, since January 3, 2019.
Jim is the son of Mary Ann (Konopka) and Walter F. McGovern. He is married to Lisa Murray McGovern, with whom he has two children.
Jim’s paternal grandfather was Alexander Joseph McGovern, Jr. (the son of Alexander Joseph McGovern and Grace Madeline Kelly). Jim’s grandfather Alexander was born in Massachusetts. Jim’s great-grandfather Alexander was born in Adams, Massachusetts, the son of Scottish parents, Francis/Frank McGovern, from Old Town Milngavie, Stirlingshire, and Rebecca Arnott, from Glasgow. Grace was born in Massachusetts, the daughter of Martin J. Kelly, Sr. and Elizabeth Clarissa Welch, who were of Irish origin.
Jim’s paternal grandmother was named Anna/Ann Celena Toomey (the daughter of Timothy Francis Toomey and Ann/Anna M.). Jim’s grandmother Anna was born in Pennsylvania. Timothy was born in Massachusetts, the son of an Irish father, Michael Toomey, and of Mary Foley, who was born in Middlesex, England, to Irish parents, James Foley and Johanna Kane.
Sources: Genealogy of Jim McGovern (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Jim’s father – https://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Jim’s paternal grandfather, Alexander Joseph McGovern, Jr. – https://www.findagrave.com
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