Elaine Chao Family: Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Nationality, and more.
Elaine Chao Husband
Chao married Mitch McConnell, a U.S. Senator from Kentucky currently serving as Senate minority leader since 2021 after previously serving as Senate majority leader from 2015 to 2021, and as minority leader from 2007 to 2015.
Elaine Chao Children
She has no children of her own. Elaine and Mitch help raise her three step-daughters from his previous marriage
Elaine Chao Parents
Her mother Ruth Mulan Chu Chao, returned to school at age 51 to earn a master’s degree in Asian literature and history from St. John’s University in the Queens borough of New York.
James S. C. Chao, who is her father was a merchant mariner and founded the shipping company Foremost Maritime Corporation in 1964.
Elaine Chao Siblings
Her younger sisters are Jeannette, May, Christine, Grace, and Angela.
Elaine Chao Ethnicity
She has Tawainese roots and immigrated to the United States when she was eight years old.
Elaine Chao Nationality
She is a citizen of the United States.