American lawyer and politician Kathleen Courtney Hochul has been the 57th governor of New York since August 24, 2021.

She began her political career as soon as she was chosen to sit on the Hamburg Town Board. Hochul graduated from Syracuse University and later, she graduated from Catholic University with her degree.

Kathy Hochul Parents Nationality
Kathy Hochul Parents Nationality

Kathy Hochul’s ethnicity is Irish-American. Well, her family is originally from Kerry, Ireland. According to BBC, her political views have reportedly been influenced by her Irish heritage and her grandparents arrived in the nation less than a century ago.

Hochul has actually written several articles on the subject and is proud of her heritage. She thinks that throughout US history, Irish people have been undervalued.

Patricia Ann and John P. Courtney welcomed Hochul into the world on August 27, 1958, in Buffalo, New York. She has a total of five siblings.

John, Kathy’s father, was also a secretary and a college student at the time of her birth. On the other hand, her mother Pat was a stay-at-home mom.

The Hochul family experienced financial issues in the beginning and they were actually made to live in a trailer for a while. However, her parents had always put an emphasis on her education. She comes from an Irish Catholic family.

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