Birth Name: Paul Edward Begala
Place of Birth: New Jersey, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 12, 1961
*Hungarian, possibly other (father)
Paul Begala is an American political consultant and political commentator. He was the co-host of the shows Equal Time, from 1999 to 2000, and Crossfire, from 2002 to 2005.
Paul is the son of Margaret “Peggy” (Cass) and David Begala. He was raised in Missouri City, Texas. He is married to Diana Friday, with whom he has four children. Paul is Catholic.
Paul’s paternal grandfather was Edward Joseph Begala (the son of John Begala and Mary Orosz). Edward was born in New Jersey, to Hungarian parents.
Paul’s paternal grandmother was Emma Kranich/Krainics (the daughter of Paul Kranich/Krainics and Anna Zvonik). Emma was born in Ratesti, Romania. Anna was the daughter of Georg Svonic.
Paul’s maternal grandfather was Harold Cass (the son of Michael J. Cass and Ellen J. O’Brien/O’Brian). Harold was born in New York. Michael was the son of Irish parents, James Cass and Margaret. Ellen’s parents were also Irish.
Paul’s maternal grandmother was Ethel Howell (the daughter of Watson George Howell and Margaret M. Regan). Watson was the son of George Howell and Adeline. Margaret was born in County Roscommon, Ireland.
Paul’s maternal great-grandparents, Watson George Howell and Margaret M. Regan, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Paul’s maternal great-grandfather, Watson George Howell, on the 1880 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org