Jake Brewer Death: Mary Katharine Ham’s Husband And White House Staffer Dies At 34
Jake Brewer’s death has rattled a family and the White House. At the age of 34, Mr. Brewer, who was named a chief technology advisor at the White House back in June, died as he was taking part in a charity bike ride.
Jake Brewer‘s death at the age of 34 occurred while he was helping others. In an Instagram post shared by Fox News commentator Mary Katharine Ham, she revealed that Jake Brewer, her husband had passed away over the weekend.
Mrs. Ham explained that on Saturday while Brewer was riding his bike during the Ride to Conquer Cancer rally in honor of a sick pal in Mount Airy, Maryland, a fatal accident occurred.
Brewer lost control of his bicycle, crossed the yellow lines and was hit by a vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Brewer was a very vibrant man never afraid to challenge himself; he was also a loving husband and the father of a young daughter with a baby on the way.
Mrs. Ham, who has been sharing loads of photos of her heroic, funny and outdoor-loving spouse, explained:
“We lost our Jake yesterday, and I lost part of my heart and the father of my sweet babies.I don’t have to tell most of you how wonderful he was. It was self-evident. His life was his testimony, and it was powerful and tender and fierce, with an ever-present twinkle in the eye. I will miss him forever, even more than I can know right now.”
In June, Brewer landed a post at the White House in the office of the chief technology officer. According to his website, the athlete worked on “initiatives to expand access to job opportunities in the technology sector and widen the availability of broadband connectivity.”
President Barack Obama issued a statement on the passing of his staffer that read:
“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.”
A Go Fund Me page has been set up by friends and family to raise funds for the education of Brewer’s two children.