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Pete Buttigieg

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Pete Buttigieg

19th U.S. Secretary of Transportation


Who is Pete Buttigieg?

Pete Buttigieg is the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and a Democratic candidate for President in the 2020 presidential election. He was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and served in Afghanistan in 2014. Pete Buttigieg is said to be the first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate. He is often referred to simply as Mayor Pete.

Famous Kin

Mayor Pete’s ancestry can be traced back to Magna Carta Surety Robert de Ros, King Alfred the Great, and Charlemagne. Other royal kin include the late Princess Diana. U.S. Presidential kin include George Washington, John Adams, Franklin D. Roosevelt, George W. Bush, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and at least seven others.

Celebrities connected to Mayor Pete include Bill Nye the Science Guy, actor Humphrey Bogart, comedian Chevy Chase, singer Bing Crosby, Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry, and singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Other notable cousins include astronaut Alan Shepard, Sir Winston Churchill, actor John Wayne, poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, author Nathaniel Hawthorne, legendary Buffalo Bill, and many others.

Surprising Mayflower Connection

Pete Buttigieg is the descendant of John and Lydia Sprague of Duxbury, Massachusetts and Lebanon, Connecticut, a distinction he shares with actor John Wayne and Sir Winston Churchill.

John Sprague (c1655-1727/8) was said to be the son of John and Ruth (Bassett) Sprague as he was referred to as such in a couple of court documents. However, the NEHGS's Christopher Challender Child has shown through a Y-DNA analysis that John Sprague senior was not the biological father, but rather Samuel Fuller, son of Samuel and Bridget (Lee) Fuller (See Mayflower Descendant, Summer 2019, pp. 117-149). Samuel Fuller was a descendant of Mayflower passenger Samuel Fuller, thus making Pete Buttigieg, Sir Winston Churchill and actor John Wayne descendants as well.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Pete Buttigieg

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Lee de Forest

Pioneer of Radio and Talking Pictures

8th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Burgess

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Margaret Mead

Cultural Anthropologist

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Matthew Whipple

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Kevin Spacey

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard Sherburne

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William Chase

(c1595 - 1659)
Great Migration Immigrant 1630

11th great-grandfather

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Kyra Sedgwick

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 2 times removed
via John Perkins

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Perkins

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Endicott Peabody

62nd Governor of Massachusetts

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Cogswell

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

7th cousin 4 times removed
via Samuel Fuller Jr.

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

7th cousin 3 times removed
via John Chase

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Michael Bennet

U.S. Senator from Colorado

13th cousin
via Robert Fuller

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

11th cousin
via Edward Bangs

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Fergie

Singer, Songwriter and Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Fuller Jr.

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Post Malone

American Rapper

10th cousin 1 time removed
via John Chase

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

7th cousin 5 times removed
via John Perkins

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Warren Beatty

Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Michael Griswold

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Shirley MacLaine

Movie Actress

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Michael Griswold

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Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

7th cousin 6 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Edward Fuller

(c1575 - 1620/1)
Mayflower passenger 1620

11th great-granduncle
via Robert Fuller

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Alfred Fuller

Founder of the Fuller Brush Co.

9th cousin 4 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Amelia Earhart

Aviation Pioneer

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Erskine Childers

4th President of Ireland

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Willis Carrier

Inventor of Air Conditioning

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Georgia O'Keeffe

American Artist

10th cousin 3 times removed
via Robert Fuller

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Pete Buttigieg photo by Lorie Shaull (CC BY-SA 2.0)