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Chuck Schumer’s First Grandchild Named ‘Melvin’ After Cabbie Ancestor

Senator Chuck Schumer’s family just got a little bigger.

His eldest daughter, Jessica Schumer, and her husband, Michael Shapiro, recently welcomed a baby boy, Noah Melvin Schumer-Shapiro, Axios reported. Schumer’s first grandchild, Noah was born at NYU Langone Tisch Hospital. The “happy Brooklyn baby” was 7 pounds, 21 inches long.

Noah’s middle name, Melvin, was given in memory of Schumer’s great grandfather, Melvin Weinshall, who was a New York City cab driver, according to Axios.

Schumer’s personal life has been full of blessings lately. Last week, his younger daughter, Alison Schumer, married Elizabeth Weiland in Brooklyn, the New York Post reported.

Schumer, the Democratic Senate minority leader, reportedly wore a green yarmulke to match his daughter’s shoes on her special day.

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher


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