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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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Tamsin Todd

CEO, Findmypast

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Mayo

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Zach Snyder

Filmmaker

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Mayo

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Brewster Kahle

Founder, Internet Archive

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Samuel Mayo

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Adrian Grenier

TV and Movie Actor

13th cousin
via Mrs. Edward Fuller

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Anthony Edwards

TV and Movie Actor

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Ruth Bassett

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Linda Hamilton

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward Bangs

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

11th cousin 1 time removed
via William Bassett

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Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

President and CEO of I.B.M.

10th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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Stephen Harper

22nd Prime Minister of Canada

10th cousin 2 times removed
via William Bassett

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John Howard Pyle

9th Governor of Arizona

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Chase Jr.

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Parker Stevenson

TV and Movie Actor

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Jacob Perkins

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Alpheus Felch

5th Governor of Michigan

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Adam Hawkes

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Ray Stanton Avery

Founder, Avery Dennison Corp.

9th cousin 3 times removed
via John Cogswell

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Tamera Mowry

TV Actress

11th cousin
via Samuel Mayo

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Tia Mowry

TV Actress

11th cousin
via Samuel Mayo

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Jackson Browne

Singer and Songwriter

9th cousin 2 times removed
via Edward Bangs

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Bill Gates

Founder of Microsoft

12th cousin
via Rev. John Mayo

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Jennifer Coolidge

TV and Movie Actress

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Samuel Symonds

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John Dewey

Philosopher and Education Reformer

7th cousin 5 times removed
via John Cogswell

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Susan Dey

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin 1 time removed
via Rev. John Mayo

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Jeffrey Dahmer

Serial Killer

10th cousin 2 times removed
via Dr. Matthew Fuller

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Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Dr. Matthew Fuller

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William Jennings Bryan

41st U.S. Secretary of State

9th cousin 3 times removed
via Dr. Matthew Fuller

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Melville Fuller

8th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

6th cousin 6 times removed
via Dr. Matthew Fuller

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Don Knotts

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 2 times removed
via Mrs. Edward Fuller

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