Patrick Gaspard

Patrick Gaspard is a prominent Haitian-African-American politician who helped Obama become president but he was neither born in Haiti nor the United S

Patrick Gaspard is a prominent Haitian-African-American politician who helped Obama become president but he was neither born in Haiti nor the United S

Patrick Gaspard was born of Haitian parents but he was not born in Haiti, nor was he born in the United States. Patrick Gaspard is a prominent American politician and diplomat.

In this photo, you will see Patrick Gaspard, then US Ambassador to South Africa, and President Barack Obama on board Air Force One.

Patrick Gaspard was a key figure in President Barack Obama's administration and held a number of prominent positions during Obama's two terms in office.

Where was Patrick Gaspard born?

Patrick Gaspard was born in the DRC, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa to Haitian parents.

When they refer to as far as African-American, they mean it in the real sense of the word.

Patrick Gaspard's father, an attorney from Haiti, moved his family time around the time when prime minister Patrice Lumumba made an appeal to intellectuals around the world from African descent to relocate to the DRC after their independence.

Gaspard moved with his parents to the United States, New York City to be exact, when he was three years old following the death of Lumumba in 1961.

Gaspard started was involved in U.S. politics way before Obama ran for the presidency. Patrick Gaspard helpped in the campaign of Jesse Jackson when he was candidate for president. He also helped David Dinkins become mayor of New York City.

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