Michael Richard Pence, an American politician, broadcaster, and attorney, was the 48th vice president of the United States from 2017 to 2021. He previously held the office of Indiana’s governor from 2013 to 2017.
Mike Pence Parents: Ann Jane Pence, Edward Pence
Mike Pence was born to Ann Jane Nancy Cawley and Edward Joseph Pence. His father fought in the American Army during the Korean War and was awarded the Bronze Star in 1953.
Pence proudly displays this award, along with a letter of praise and a photo from the ceremony, in his office. His mother is of Irish origin, while his father was of German and Irish descent.
Edward Joseph Pence, Sr., his paternal grandpa, was a stockyard worker in Chicago.
He was given the name Richard Michael Cawley in honor of his maternal grandfather, Richard Michael Cawley, who immigrated to America from Doocastle, County Mayo, Ireland, through Ellis Island and went on to work as a bus driver in Chicago, Illinois.