Thaddeus McCotter

Birth Name: Thaddeus George McCotter

Place of Birth: Livonia, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Birth: August 22, 1965

Ethnicity: Irish, German

Thaddeus McCotter is an American politician and radio host. A Republican, he served as a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan, from January 3, 2003 to July 6, 2012.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2012.

Thaddeus is the son of Georgia Joan (Farabaugh) and Dennis V. McCotter. He is married to Rita (Michel), with whom he has three children.

Thaddeus’s paternal grandfather was named Frank McCotter. Frank was born in Northern Ireland.

Thaddeus’s paternal grandmother was named Agnes. Agnes was born in Pennsylvania.

Thaddeus’s maternal grandfather was George J. Farabaugh (the son of Francis Englebert Farabaugh and Theresa Anna Anna). George was born in Pennsylvania. Francis was the son of Edward Fehrenbacher, whose parents were German, from Baden, and of Catharine Elizabeth Hartman, who was also of German descent. Theresa was the daughter of Charles Anna, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, and of Justina Long, who was of German descent.

Thaddeus’s maternal grandmother was named Sylvia Ball. Sylvia was born in Pennsylvania.

Sources: Thaddeus’s paternal grandparents, Frank McCotter and Agnes, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Genealogy of Thaddeus McCotter (focusing on his mother’s side) –

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