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Edward Snowden

Ancestry of
Edward Snowden

Ex-CIA / NSA Whistleblower


Who is Edward Snowden?

Edward Snowden is the ex-CIA employee and NSA contractor who leaked top secret United States, Israeli, and British government mass surveillance programs to the press. He is now considered America's most infamous traitor by many, and yet a hero by others. He is currently a fugitive who has been granted asylum in Russia.

Famous Kin

Edward Snowden has a number of famous kin through their common ancestor Adam Winthrop. Adam was grandfather of Massachusetts Bay Colony Governor John Winthrop and the 13th great-grandfather of Edward Snowden. Interestingly Snowden's kin through Adam Winthrop include two rather infamous people, Aaron Burr and Dr. H. H. Holmes. Aaron Burr was a Vice President during Thomas Jefferson's first term as president, but he is mainly remembered for killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Dr. H. H. Holmes is the notorious serial killer who preyed mostly on women in and around Chicago's 1893 Columbian Expedition. He was the focus of Eric Larson's book The Devil in the White City.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Edward Snowden

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Tyler Toney

Dude Perfect YouTuber

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Samuel Edson

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Isaac Taylor Tichenor

President of Auburn University

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Edson

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Rainn Wilson

TV and Movie Actor

11th cousin 1 time removed
via George Watson

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Charlie Munger

Vice-Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Hoskins

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Curtis Guild

43rd Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed
via William Deane

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Curtis Guild

43rd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Cobb

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Curtis Guild

43rd Governor of Massachusetts

6th cousin 5 times removed
via James Leonard

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Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

9th cousin 2 times removed
via William Cobb

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Dick Clark

Radio and TV Host

8th cousin 1 time removed
via John Reed

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Jane G. Austin

Author

6th cousin 5 times removed
via George Watson

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Paget Brewster

TV Actress

11th cousin
via William Hoskins

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Kristen Wiig

TV and Movie Actress

11th cousin
via William Hoskins

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

6th cousin 5 times removed
via William Deane

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Enoch Pratt

Founder of Enoch Pratt Free Library

5th cousin 5 times removed
via Samuel Edson

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Abigail (Powers) Fillmore

First Lady of President Millard Fillmore

4th cousin 6 times removed
via John Tisdale

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

8th cousin 3 times removed
via James Leonard

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Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood

Leader of the Rough Riders

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William Reed

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Hamilton Fish

26th U.S. Secretary of State

8th cousin 6 times removed
via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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Lucia Chase

Co-Founder, American Ballet Theatre

6th cousin 2 times removed
via Seth Dean

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T. S. Eliot

Poet and Playwright

10th cousin 4 times removed
via Adam Winthrop Jr.

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William Marsh Rice

Founder of Rice University

7th cousin 3 times removed
via William Reed

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Linda Hunt

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin
via William Reed

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Post Malone

American Rapper

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Seth Dean

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Daniel Burnham

World's Columbian Expo Architect

8th cousin 3 times removed
via William Deane

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Mark Hopkins, Jr.

Co-founder, Central Pacific R.R.

7th cousin 4 times removed
via William Deane

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