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Conservative Mary Katharine Ham Loses Husband In Freak Accident

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On Saturday, conservative Mary Katharine Ham lost her husband Jake Brewer. He was killed in a freak accident during a bicycle race to raise money for cancer.

Jake and Mary Katharine have one young daughter and a second child on the way.

Jake Brewer was a senior policy adviser in the Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House.

Barack Obama released a statement last night.

Statement by the President on the Passing of White House Staffer Jake Brewer

 

I am heartbroken at the tragic loss of one of my advisors, Jake Brewer.We set out to recruit the best of the best to join their government and help us harness the power of technology and data to innovate new solutions for the 21st century. Simply put, Jake was one of the best. Armed with a brilliant mind, a big heart, and an insatiable desire to give back, Jake devoted his life to empowering people and making government work better for them. He worked to give citizens a louder voice in our society. He engaged our striving immigrants. He pushed for more transparency in our democracy. And he sought to expand opportunity for all. I’ve often said that today’s younger generation is smarter, more determined, and more capable of making a difference than I was as a young man. Jake was proof of that. Michelle and I are praying for all of Jake’s family and his many friends, most of all his wife, Mary Katharine Ham, their daughter, Georgia, and their growing family. They’ll always have a family here at the White House.

There was a Jake Brewer Memorial Education Fund set up to help provide for their childrens’ education as they grow up.

** Please donate to help this family here.

 

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