REPORT: White House Butler Who Worked For 11 US Presidents Dies Of The Coronavirus [PHOTOS, VIDEOS]
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Wilson Roosevelt Jerman — who worked in the White House as a cleaner, butler, and maître d’ for 11 US presidents over more than half a century — died Saturday from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, his family said.
Jerman was 91, his granddaughter Shanta Taylor Gay said in a Facebook post.
The article goes on to state the following:
Jerman last worked in the White House for President Barack Obama and his family, who honored him with a plaque and 11 coins, each representing every US president he worked with.
The report states that Jerman worked at the White House full time from 1957 to 1993. He then worked part-time from 2003 to 2012.
His service started in 1957 under President Dwight D. Eisenhower as a cleaner, and was promoted to butler under President John F. Kennedy.
Prayers and condolences to the family, I’m sharing a personal family picture of my Grandfather Mr George Muse (fourth from left) and my Uncle were WH Butler’s alongside Mr Jerman as well as Mr Eugene Allen which the movie”The Butler” was inspired by.https://t.co/QgUFzIz8SG pic.twitter.com/eWNk1zgKRV
— Greg Muse (@gregorymuse_1) May 21, 2020
Wilson Roosevelt Jerman — who worked in the White House as a cleaner, butler, and maître d’ for 11 US Presidents — has died from COVID-19https://t.co/jvj6NKvHj3
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 21, 2020
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