Birth Name: Michael Dale Huckabee
Place of Birth: Hope, Arkansas, U.S.
Date of Birth: August 24, 1955
Ethnicity: English, smaller amounts of Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and German, distant Welsh, Dutch, and French Huguenot
Mike Huckabee is an American politician, writer, television show host, and ordained Baptist minister. A Republican, he was Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas, from November 20, 1993 to July 15, 1996, Governor of Arkansas, from July 15, 1996 to January 9, 2007, and Chairman of the National Governors Association, from July 18, 2005 to August 7, 2006.
Mike is the son of Mae (Elder) and Dorsey Wiles Huckabee. He is married to Janet (McCain), who has also run for political office. Among their three children are political aide Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was White House Press Secretary, from July 26, 2017 to July 1, 2019, and also Governor of Arkansas, since January 10, 2023; and David Huckabee, a mortgage broker.
Mike’s paternal grandfather was Virgil Huckabee (the son of Lucius Elmore Huckabee and Lula McKee). Virgil was born in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Lucius was the son of Berry Huckabee and Rebecca Ann Dudley. Lula was the daughter of William J. McKee and Emma Josephine Garner.
Mike’s paternal grandmother was Ernie J. Betts (the daughter of Lucius C. Betts and Sarah F. Wilson). Ernie was born in Hempstead County, Arkansas. Lucius was the son of Redick H. Betts and Nancy A. Armistead. Sarah was the daughter of Thomas C. Wilson and Sarah S. “Sallie” Owen.
Mike’s maternal grandfather was William Thomas Elder (the son of Granville Elder and Sarah J. Bryant). William was born in Adair County, Kentucky. Granville was the son of Thomas Elder and Elizabeth Jones.
Mike’s maternal grandmother was Eva Lorena Whitney (the daughter of Charles O. Whitney and Sarah R. Sickler). Eva was born in Illinois. Charles was the son of Scott Massena Whitney and Mary A. Bell. Sarah was the daughter of Robert Sickler and Mary Sheppard.