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First families pay tribute after ex-White House butler dies from Covid-19 | The Guardian

First families pay tribute after ex-White House butler dies from Covid-19 | The Guardian

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Wilson Jerman, who first worked for Eisenhower and retired under the Obamas, has died aged 91

Tributes from former first families have rolled in after the death from Covid-19 of Wilson Jerman, a former White House butler who was a fixture in Washington under 11 presidents.

Jerman, who was 91, started working as a cleaner under Dwight Eisenhower and retired as an elevator operator during the presidency of Barack Obama.

“With his kindness and care, Wilson Jerman helped make the White House a home for decades of first families, including ours,” said Michelle Obama. “His service to others his willingness to go above and beyond for the country he loved and all those whose lives he touched is a legacy worthy of his generous spirit.”

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Featured Image,  ‘A lovely man’: Wilson Jerman, a former White House butler, has died from coronavirus aged 91. Photograph: Tina Hager/George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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