A former White House butler who served 11 presidents, from Eisenhower to Obama, has died of the coronavirus.
Wilson Roosevelt Jerman died on Saturday at Northern Virginia Medical Center. He was 91.
Jerman started working at the White House in 1957, as a cleaner. He was promoted to the role of butler after forming a close relationship with the Kennedys.
Former presidents and first ladies have been publicly expressing their condolences to Jerman’s family, which includes four children, 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.
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A former White House butler who served every president from Eisenhower to Obama has died of the coronavirus.
Wilson Roosevelt Jerman died at the Northern Virginia Medical Center in Woodbridge, Virginia, on Saturday. He was 91. His death was first reported by Fox 5 DC.
Jerman was born in 1929, the son of a poor North Carolina farm-worker, according to The New York Times. He had to drop out of school after the seventh grade to help provide for the family, eventually moving to Washington, DC, where he catered events in Georgetown.
In 1957, he was invited to work at the White House by his best friend, Eugene Allen,
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