Lyndon LaRouche

Birth Name: Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche, Jr.

Date of Birth: September 8, 1922

Place of Birth: Rochester, New Hampshire, U.S.

Date of Death: February 12, 2019

Ethnicity: French-Canadian, Scottish, English, Irish, distant Dutch and Welsh

Lyndon LaRouche was an American political activist and politician. He founded the LaRouche movement, a political and cultural network promoting himself and his ideas.

He was the U.S. Labor Party’s nominee for President of the United States in 1976. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004. He was on the general Presidential election ballot as an independent candidate most or all of those years.

Lyndon was the son of Jessie Lenore (Weir) and Lyndon Hermyle LaRouche. He was raised partly in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Lyndon’s paternal grandfather was Joseph H. Golthier LaRouche (the son of Antoine LaRouche, Gauthier and Catherine Parent). Joseph was born in Canada, to parents from Rimouski, Québec. Antoine was the son of Antoine Gauthier dit LaRouche and Marie Dubé. Catherine was the daughter of Pierre Parent and Madeleine Gagné.

Lyndon’s paternal grandmother was Ella Stevens Lougee (the daughter of Lorenzo J. Lougee and Annie McGregor). Ella was born in Massachusetts. Annie was born in Massachusetts, to an English-born father and an Irish-born mother.

Lyndon’s maternal grandfather was The Rev. George Weir (the son of George Weir and Janet Stewart). The Rev. George was born in Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland, and was a Congregationalist minister.

Lyndon’s maternal grandmother was Martha Helen Wood (the daughter of Daniel Heveland Wood, Jr, and Caroline/Carrie Almira Starr). Martha was born in Ohio. Daniel was a minister in the Society of Friends, and was the son of Daniel Heveland Wood, also a minister, and of Elizabeth Lancaster Benedict. Caroline was the daughter of Timothy Starr and Mary Ann Kent.

Sources: Genealogies of Lyndon LaRouche –

Genealogy of Lyndon LaRouche (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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