Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 13, 1946
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Richard Blumenthal is an American politician and attorney. A Democrat, he has served as a U.S. Senator from Connecticut, since January 5, 2011. He was previously U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, from 1977 to 1981, and the 23rd Attorney General of Connecticut, from January 9, 1991 to January 5, 2011.
His father, Martin Blumenthal, was a Jewish emigrant from Frankfurt, Germany, and became president of a commodities trading firm. His mother, Jane (Rosenstock), was born in Omaha, Nebraska, of German Jewish descent. He is married to Cynthia Allison Malkin, with whom he has four children, including politician and attorney Matt Blumenthal. Cynthia is also Jewish.
Richard’s paternal grandfather was named Julius Yechiel Blumenthal. Julius was born in Kirchbracht, Germany.
Richard’s paternal grandmother was Selma Grünebaum (the daughter of Nathan Grünebaum and Johanna Hänschen Grünebaum Haas). Selma was born in Brückenau, Bavaria, Germany. Nathan was the son of Michael Grünebaum and Karolina Kela Haas. Hanschen was the daughter of Nathan Haas and Rosa Seligstein.
Richard’s maternal grandfather was Frederick/Fredrick Louis “Fritz” Rosenstock (the son of Elias Rosenstock and Bertha Marx). Frederick was born in Hochhausen, Baden, Germany, and was a cattle farmer in Nebraska. Elias was the son of Samson Rosenstock and Hanchen Held. Bertha was the daughter of Liebmann Marx and Hanna Kaufman.
Richard’s maternal grandmother was Florence Mock (the daughter of Charles/Solomon Mock and Lillie/Lily Gold). Florence was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Charles was born in Wisconsin, to parents from Prussia, Germany, Benjamin Mock and Rosa Wormser. Lillie was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, to Louis Goldner/Gold and Herietta Freidenreich, whose families were also from Germany.