John E. Sununu

Birth Name: John Edward Sununu

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 10, 1964

*father – Arab [Palestinian, Lebanese], one quarter Greek
*mother – Irish, Scottish

John E. Sununu is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from New Hampshire. He was the youngest member of the Senate for his entire six-year term. So far, he is the only Salvadoran American ever elected to the U.S. Congress.

John is the son of Nancy and John H. Sununu, a politician, who was Governor of New Hampshire, from January 6, 1983 to January 4, 1989, and White House Chief of Staff, from January 20, 1989 to December 15, 1991, among other duties. John’s father was born on Havana, Cuba, while his own father was there on a business trip, and was raised in New York, U.S.; his father speaks Spanish fluently. John’s paternal family was of the Orthodox religion, with Arab roots in Jerusalem and Beirut, and one quarter Greek ancestry.

His younger brother, Chris Sununu, has been Governor of New Hampshire, since January 5, 2017.

John is married to Catherine Halloran, with whom he has three children.

John’s paternal grandfather was John Saleh Sununu (the son of Thomas/Tanas Sununu/Sununuhajjar and Julia Johariah/Goohariah). John was an international film distributor. He was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, U.S., to Palestinian parents.

John’s paternal grandmother was Victoria Dada Basiliadis (the daughter of Miguel Jorge Dada Tadros and Isabel/Elisabeta Vasiliadis/Basiliadis). Victoria was born in San Vicente, El Salvador. Miguel was the son of Jorge Dada and Justini Tadros. Isabel was born in Athens, Greece.

John’s maternal grandfather was Edward Paul Hayes (the son of Daniel Augustine Hayes and Bridget Keough). Edward was born in Massachusetts, to parents of Irish descent.

John’s maternal grandmother was Eleanor M. Christie (the daughter of Joseph E. Christie and Annie V. Hart). John’s grandmother Eleanor was born in Massachusetts. Joseph was the son of Joseph A. Christie, who was Canadian, and of Mary E. Boland.


Genealogy of John E. Sununu –

Obituary of John’s paternal grandmother, Victoria Dada Sununu –

Genealogies and obituaries of John’s maternal grandparents, Edward Paul Hayes and Eleanor M. (Christie) Hayes –

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