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  House Speaker Paul Ryan uncovers Jewish roots on PBS show
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Last EditedRP  Aug 01, 2018 08:37am
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AuthorBETH HARRIS
News DateWednesday, August 1, 2018 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionHouse Speaker Paul Ryan was surprised and proud to find out he has Jewish roots.

The Wisconsin Republican discovered his family history while filming a segment for the upcoming season of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr."

Gates said Tuesday at a TV critics meeting that he traced Ryan's heritage back to his 10th great-grandfather born in 1531 in Germany. The research showed Ryan is 3 percent Ashkenazi Jewish.
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