Joe Biden – THE PRESIDENT
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Catherine Eugenia “Jean” Biden (née Finnegan) and Joseph Robinette Biden Sr. The oldest child in a Catholic family.
Kamala Harris – VICE PRESIDENT
Kamala Devi Harris was born in Oakland, California, on October 20, 1964. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, a Tamil Indian biologist, Harris’s father, Donald J. Harris, a Stanford University professor emeritus of economics, from British Jamaica.
Douglas Craig Emhoff (born October 13, 1964) is an American lawyer who is the second gentleman of the United States. He is married to the 49th vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris. As the first-ever husband of a vice president, Emhoff is the first second gentleman in American history. He is also the first Jewish spouse of a vice president.
Antony Blinken – SECRETARY OF STATE
Antony Blinken was born on April 16, 1962, in Yonkers, New York, to Jewish parents, Judith (Frehm) and Donald M. Blinken, who later served as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. His maternal grandparents were Hungarian Jews.
Dr. Janet Yellen – SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY
Janet Yellen was born on August 13, 1946, to a family of Polish Jewish ancestry in the Bay Ridge, Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City, where she also grew up.
Lloyd Austin – SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
Austin was raised by a devout Catholic mother and remains practicing.
Merrick Garland – ATTORNEY GENERAL
Merrick Brian Garland was born on November 13, 1952, in Chicago. His mother Shirley (née Horwitz; 1925–2016) was a director of volunteer services at Chicago’s Council for Jewish Elderly. Garland was raised in Conservative Judaism, the family name having been changed from Garfinkel several generations earlier.
Deb Haaland – SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR
Haaland is Catholic.
Tom Vilsack – SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Gina Raimondo – SECRETARY OF COMMERCE
Raimondo is a practicing Roman Catholic and was one of the first girls to graduate from the LaSalle Academy, a Catholic school in Providence.
Marty Walsh – SECRETARY OF LABOR
He is a Roman Catholic. He speaks Irish.
Xavier Becerra – SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Becerra is Roman Catholic.
Marcia Fudge – SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Fudge has been a member of the Glenville Church of God, and is now a member of Zion Chapel Baptist Church.
Pete Buttigieg – SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION
Buttigieg is a Christian, and he has said his faith has had a strong influence in his life.
Jennifer Granholm – SECRETARY OF ENERGY
Dr. Miguel Cardona – SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
Denis McDonough – SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
McDonough was born on December 2, 1969, in Stillwater, Minnesota. He was one of 11 children in a devout Irish Catholic family, his grandparents having immigrated from Connemara in the Gaeltacht.
Alejandro Mayorkas – SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Alejandro Nicholas Mayorkas, nicknamed Ali, was born in Havana, Cuba, on November 24, 1959. His father, Charles R. “Nicky” Mayorkas, was born in Cuba. He was a Cuban Jew of Sephardi and Ashkenazi background. His mother, Anita (Gabor), was a Romanian Jew whose family escaped the Holocaust and fled to Cuba in the 1940s.
Michael Regan – ADMINISTRATOR OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Avril Haines – DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Haines was born in New York City on August 27, 1969, to Adrian Rappin (née Adrienne Rappaport) and Thomas H. Haines. She grew up on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Haines’ mother, a painter, was Jewish.
Katherine Tai – UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Linda Thomas-Greenfield – UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO THE UNITED NATIONS
Dr. Cecilia Rouse – CHAIR OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS
Isabel Guzman – ADMINISTRATOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Guzman was born in Burbank, California. According to a Larta Institute profile, Guzman claims her heritage includes; Jewish, German and possibly Chinese descent.
Shalanda Young – DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
Ron Klain – CHIEF OF STAFF
Klain was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Stanley Klain, a building contractor, and Sarann Warner (née Horwitz), a travel agent. Klain is Jewish.
24 CABINET POSITIONS (listed above)
8 – 33% are Jewish
NOTE: Vice President considered Jewish, because of marriage to a Jewish man (second gentlemen of the United States)
(Jewish people make up 2.4% of the U.S. population)
6 – 25% are Catholic
(Catholics make up 23% of the U.S. population)
2 – Protestant
(Protestants make up 43% of the U.S. population)
In order of succession to the Presidency:
Of the first 5 positions – 4 are Jewish
12 – White (Caucasian)
7 – Black (African American)
3 – Hispanic
1 – Native American
1 – Asian