Wilson Roosevelt Jerman

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Wilson Roosevelt Jerman (January 21, 1929 – May 16, 2020) was a butler. He worked for 11 different American presidents in the White House. He was born in Seaboard, North Carolina.

Jerman was promoted to butler under John F. Kennedy, and continued in that role until his retirement in 1993 during the Bill Clinton administration. He returned to the White House in 2003 in the George W. Bush administration. He worked as a maitre d' and elevator operator for Barack Obama before his final retirement in 2012.[1]

Jerman died at the age of 91 on May 16, 2020 from COVID-19 in Woodbridge, Virginia at the age of 91.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Inside the Working White House: Early 21st Century". The White House Historical Association. Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  2. Ruane, Michael E. (May 21, 2020). "Longtime White House butler and friend of presidents dies of covid-19". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 21, 2020.