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John Parke Custis

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John Parke Custis

John Parke Custis ("Jacky") (27 November 1754 – 5 November 1781) was a Virginia planter and the son of Martha Washington and stepson of George Washington. Childhood The son of Daniel Parke Custis, a wealthy planter with nearly three hundred slaves and thousands of acres of land, and Martha Dandridge Custis, he was most likely born at White House, his parents' plantation on the Pamunkey River in New Kent County, Virginia.[1][2] Following his father's death in 1757, almost 18,000 acres (73 km²) of land and about 285 enslaved Africans were held in trust for him until he came of age.[1] In January 1759, his mother married George Washington. The Washingtons raised him and his younger sister Martha (Patsy) Parke Custis (1756–1773) at Mount Vernon.[2] Washington became his legal guardian, and administrator of the Custis Estate. Upon his sister's death in 1773 at the age of seventeen, Custis became the sole heir of the Custis estate.[2] Jacky was a troubled, lazy and "free-willed" child, who took no interest in hi ...more...

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Patti Davis

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Patti Davis

Patti Davis (born Patricia Ann Reagan; October 21, 1952) is an American actress and author. She is the daughter of U.S. President Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911–2004) and his second wife, First Lady Nancy Davis Reagan (1921–2016). Early life Patricia Ann Reagan was born to Ronald and Nancy Reagan on October 21, 1952, in Los Angeles, California. She is the older sister of Ron Reagan, and the younger sister of Michael Reagan and the late Maureen Reagan. She went to grade school at The John Thomas Dye School in Bel Air, and graduated from the Orme School of Arizona in 1970.[1] She attended Northwestern University from 1970–71, where she studied creative writing and drama. She then went to the University of Southern California for two years.[2] She changed her last name to her mother's maiden name, Davis, in an effort to have an independent career.[3] She was active in the anti-nuclear movement before her father was elected president, and continued her activism through his term, stirring controversy and creating st ...more...

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Ethel Roosevelt Derby

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Ethel Roosevelt Derby

Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (August 13, 1891 – December 10, 1977) was the youngest daughter and fourth child of the President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt. Known as The Queen of Oyster Bay and The First Lady of Oyster Bay by its Long Island residents, Ethel was instrumental in preserving both the legacy of her father as well as the family home, "Sagamore Hill" for future generations, especially after the death of her mother, Edith, in 1948. Early years Mrs Theodore Roosevelt and daughter Ethel, 1902, by Cecilia Beaux Ethel Carow Roosevelt was born in Oyster Bay, New York to Theodore Roosevelt and Edith Kermit Carow. From an early age, young Ethel Carow showed practical leadership qualities. Her father once remarked: "she had a way of doing everything and managing everybody." She quickly made her place in the family, causing upsets in her numerous fights with the sensitive Kermit. Her sensitivity also showed. When she was four, her father was reprimanding Kermit by shaking his shoulder; Ethel, ...more...

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Daniel Smith Donelson

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Daniel Smith Donelson

Daniel Smith Donelson (June 23, 1801 – April 17, 1863) was a Tennessee politician and soldier. The historic river-port of Fort Donelson was named for him as a Brigadier in the Tennessee militia, early in the American Civil War, in which he went on to serve as a Confederate general, notably at Perryville and Stones River. He was the nephew of America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. Early life Portrait of Daniel Smith Donelson by George Dury, circa 1850 Donelson was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, one of the three sons of Samuel and Mary "Polly" Smith Donelson. Donelson's father died when Donelson was about five. When his mother remarried, Donelson moved to The Hermitage, the home of his aunt, Rachel Donelson Jackson, and her husband, future President of the United States Andrew Jackson. Rachel and Andrew Jackson adopted Donelson and his two brothers. His older brother, Andrew Jackson Donelson, was the private secretary to Jackson during his presidency and a vice presidential candidate in his own ri ...more...

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Andrew Jackson Donelson

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Andrew Jackson Donelson

Andrew Jackson Donelson (August 25, 1799 – June 26, 1871) was an American diplomat. He served in various positions as a Democrat and was the Know Nothing nominee for Vice President of the United States in 1856. After the death of his father, Donelson was adopted by his aunt, Rachel Jackson, and her husband, Andrew Jackson. Donelson attended the United States Military Academy and served under his uncle in Florida. He resigned his commission and studied law, beginning his own practice in Nashville. He assisted Jackson's presidential campaigns and served as his private secretary after Jackson won the 1828 presidential election. He returned to Tennessee after the end of Jackson's presidency in 1837 and remained active in local politics. After helping James K. Polk triumph at the 1844 Democratic National Convention, Donelson was appointed by President John Tyler to represent the United States in the Republic of Texas, where Donelson played an important role in the annexation of Texas. In 1846, President Polk app ...more...

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Doud Eisenhower

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Doud Eisenhower

Doud Dwight "Ikky" Eisenhower (September 24, 1917 – January 2, 1921) was the first son of Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mamie Eisenhower. He was named "Doud" in honor of his mother (whose maiden name was Doud) and "Dwight" in honor of his father. He was commonly called "Ikky" (pronounced as "icky") by his parents.[1] Life Ikky was the first son of future-president Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife Mamie Eisenhower. He was born on September 24, 1917 in San Antonio, Texas. He and his mother moved to Denver, Colorado while his father was stationed at Camp Meade in Maryland.[2] Regarding Dwight's family contacts while on the U.S. Army's 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy, biographers Lester and Irene David wrote: He called Mamie several times a week [while on the convoy], beginning each call with requests for news about Icky. How was he growing? What new mischief had he gotten into? Once Mamie interrupted with, "Listen here . . . how about asking how your wife is?" Ike was chastened; he chatted for a moment about M ...more...

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John Eisenhower

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John Eisenhower

John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (August 3, 1922 – December 21, 2013) was a United States Army officer, diplomat, and military historian. The son of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, his decorated military career spanned from before, during, and after his father's presidency, and he would retire from active duty in 1963 and then altogether in 1974. From 1969 to 1971, he served as United States Ambassador to Belgium during the administration of President Richard Nixon, previously his father's Vice President. Early life and education Eisenhower was born on August 3, 1922 in Denver, Colorado to future U.S. President and United States Army General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie; he was their second child. Their elder son, Doud, known affectionately as "Icky", died in 1921, at age three, after contracting scarlet fever. Eisenhower, like his father, attended the United States Military Academy, graduating on June 6, 1944, the day of the Normandy landings, which his father was commanding.[1] Milita ...more...

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Mary Jefferson Eppes

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Mary Jefferson Eppes

Mary Jefferson Eppes (August 1, 1778 – April 17, 1804), known as Polly in childhood and Maria as an adult, was the younger of Thomas Jefferson's two daughters who survived infancy. She married a first cousin, John Wayles Eppes, and had three children with him. Only their son Francis W. Eppes survived childhood. Maria died months after the birth of her third child. Early life and education Mary Jefferson was born to politician and future president Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (née Wayles). Known as "Polly the Parrot" and "gopher" in her childhood, she later chose the nickname "Maria." She was known as such until her death at age 25. She had a sickly disposition as her mother did, who died in 1782 when Polly was four. Polly also inherited her mother's beauty, which was frequently complimented, to her chagrin. She preferred to be known for her character or mind. When her widowed father was first serving as Minister to France, Polly and her younger sister Lucy were cared for by relative ...more...

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Mary Abigail Fillmore

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Mary Abigail Fillmore

Mary Abigail "Abbie" Powers Fillmore (March 27, 1832, Buffalo, New York – July 26, 1854, East Aurora, New York) was the daughter of President Millard Fillmore and Abigail Powers. During her father's presidency from 1850 to 1853 she often served as White House hostess, in part due to her mother's illness. Background and early life A native of Buffalo, New York, she studied at a private school in Lenox, Massachusetts, and graduated from New York State Normal School. She spoke French fluently and was conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. She taught briefly in the Buffalo schools until her father became President in 1850.[1] White House hostess An accomplished musician, she played the piano, harp, and guitar. While exercising the role of White House hostess she performed at White House functions.[1][2][3] Early death Abigail Fillmore died 24 days after Fillmore's presidency ended, and Abbie took over the management of her father's household. She accompanied him to a variety of public functions, notabl ...more...

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John Gardner Ford

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John Gardner Ford

John "Jack" Gardner Ford (born March 16, 1952) is the second child and second son of U.S. President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford. He married Juliann Felando Ford on April 29, 1989; they have two sons, Christian Gerald Ford (born October 14, 1997), and Jonathan August Ford (born November 29, 1999). He is a 1970 graduate of T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia. He attended Utah State University, studying Forestry. In 1977, with William Randolph Hearst III and Jann Wenner, he was part of the founding staff of the magazine Outside. Ford later cofounded a successful business called California Infoplace, which staffs shopping center customer service programs throughout the United States. In 1996, as a veteran of six Republican conventions, he was asked to serve as executive director of the host committee for the 1996 Republican National Convention in San Diego, California. References Wead, Doug, All the President's Children, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3 ...more...

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Millard Powers Fillmore

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Millard Powers Fillmore

Millard Powers Fillmore (April 25, 1828 – November 15, 1889) was a lawyer and one of two children, and only son, of US President Millard Fillmore and his first wife, Abigail Powers.[2] Early life Millard Powers Fillmore, known familiarly as "Powers", was born on April 25, 1828 in Aurora, New York to Millard Fillmore (1800–1874) and his first wife, Abigail Powers (1798–1853). In 1828, the year he was born, his father was elected to the New York State Assembly as a member of the Anti-Mason party. His maternal grandparents were Reverend Lemuel Powers, a Baptist minister, and Abigail Newland-Powers. His paternal grandparents were Phoebe (Millard) and Nathaniel Fillmore, a farmer.[3] Career He studied law in his father's office and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1849.[4][5] He served as his father's private secretary during the latter's presidency. After practicing law in Buffalo, New York as the partner of E. Carleton Sprague, he was appointed a federal court clerk.[2] Personal life After the death of ...more...

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Michael Gerald Ford

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Michael Gerald Ford

Michael Gerald Ford (born March 14, 1950) is the oldest of four children of U.S. President Gerald R. Ford and Betty Ford. Prior to his birth, Ford's mother wanted to name him after his father. However, Ford's father had always disliked being called "Junior" and he refused to "inflict the nickname on any son." The Fords settled on his name as a compromise.[1] He is a minister. Ford retired from Wake Forest University in June 2017 after 36 years as student life administrator and campus leader.[2] The Office of Student Development, where he served, oversees all student organizations. He is an alumnus of Wake Forest (BA, 1972) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1977). He was the president of Sigma Chi while a student at WFU. President Ford, when he was still in Congress, spoke at his son's commencement. References Wead, Doug, All the President's Children, Atria Books, New York, 2003, ISBN 0-7434-4631-3 Cannon, James (2013). Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life. University of Michigan Press. ISBN  ...more...

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Steven Ford

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Steven Ford

Steven Meigs Ford (born May 19, 1956) is an American actor, and son of former U.S. President Gerald Ford and former First Lady Betty Ford. Early life Steven Ford with his mother, Betty Ford, in 1976 Ford was born in East Grand Rapids, Michigan, the third child and youngest son of former President Gerald Ford and former First Lady Betty Ford. Ford graduated from T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14, 1974, at which his father, then Vice President, gave the commencement address. Ford attended Utah State University, studying range management;[1][2] while his older brother Jack studied forestry there. Ford also attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obisbo, where equine studies was his major field of study. Career Ford was cast in the film Grease (1978) as Tom Chisum, but dropped out before filming began and was replaced by Lorenzo Lamas, citing stage fright.[3] Ford joined the cast of The Young and the Restless in 1981, creating the role of Private Investigator ...more...

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Susan Ford

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Susan Ford

Susan Elizabeth Ford Bales (born July 6, 1957) is an American author, photojournalist, and former chair of the board of the Betty Ford Center for alcohol and drug abuse. Biography Youth Ford is the youngest child and only daughter of former U.S. President Gerald Ford and former First Lady Betty Ford. She was one of three people targeted for violence by the Symbionese Liberation Army and had Secret Service protection well before her father became president. As a teenager attending the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, she held her senior prom, for the class of 1975, in the East Room of the White House.[1] She served as official White House hostess when her mother was hospitalized for breast cancer. Ford enrolled in Mount Vernon College for Women (now part of the George Washington University) in northwest Washington, D.C. in 1975 when her father was in the White House. She later transferred to the University of Kansas for the spring semester of 1977.[2] Susan Ford and Siamese cat "Shan Shein" at t ...more...

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Abram Garfield

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Abram Garfield

Faxon-Thomas Mansion, now the Hunter Museum of Art Abram Garfield (November 21, 1872 – October 16, 1958) was the youngest son of President James A. Garfield and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield, and an architect who practiced in Cleveland, Ohio. Garfield received a bachelor of arts from Williams College in 1893 and a bachelor of science in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology three years later. By 1898, Garfield had joined with Frank Meade to form the architectural firm Meade & Garfield in Cleveland, Ohio; the firm was noted for its residential designs. When the partnership ended in 1905, Garfield opened his own firm until 1926 when he along with Rudolph Stanley-Brown, George R. Harris, and Alexander Robinson started an architectural practice. In 1935 it was renamed Garfield, Harris, Robinson and Schafer until Garfield’s death in 1958. The firm, which still exists, is now known as Westlake, Reed, Leskosky Architects. Garfield specialized in residential architecture, designing large hous ...more...

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Eliza Garfield

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Eliza Garfield

Eliza Arabella "Trot" Garfield (3 July 1860 – 3 December 1863) was the first child and first of two daughters born to James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States and his wife, Lucretia Garfield (née Rudolph). Life The first child of the couple, Eliza was born while her father was a Hiram, Ohio lawyer. Nicknamed "Trot", after the character of Betsey Trotwood from David Copperfield by Charles Dickens,[1] the child was named after both Eliza Ballou, James's mother, and Arabella Mason, Lucretia's mother. She soon became the center of their letters. How the fact of our little Trot's existence has added to the horizon of our lives. The laws of perspective have placed her in a point where all other things have assumed new and peculiar relations to each other. — James Garfield, in a January 1861 letter to Lucretia[1] As an infant, Eliza was not an object of interest for James. A few days after Eliza was born, Lucretia fell ill with a breast infection that resulted from nurturing the infant, but Jam ...more...

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James Rudolph Garfield

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James Rudolph Garfield

James Rudolph Garfield (October 17, 1865 – March 24, 1950) was an American politician and lawyer. Garfield was a son of President James A. Garfield and First Lady Lucretia Garfield. He served as Secretary of the Interior during Theodore Roosevelt's administration. Early life James R. Garfield (first boy from left) and siblings Garfield with Theodore Roosevelt Garfield was born in Hiram, Ohio, the third of seven children born to James Abram and Lucretia Rudolph Garfield. For a year prior to his father's presidency, he studied at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire. On July 2, 1881, at the age of 15, he and his 17 year old brother Harry Augustus Garfield witnessed the shooting of their father by disgruntled office-seeker Charles J. Guiteau at the Baltimore and Potomac railroad station in Washington. The President and his sons were waiting for a train en route to Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, where young James had been recently accepted, when the shooting took place. College ...more...

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Harry Augustus Garfield

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Harry Augustus Garfield

Harry Augustus "Hal" Garfield (October 11, 1863 – December 12, 1942) was an American lawyer, academic and public official. He was president of Williams College and supervised the Federal Fuel Administration during World War I. Biography Garfield was the son of President James A. Garfield and First Lady Lucretia Garfield, and the brother and law partner of Secretary of the Interior James Rudolph Garfield. At the age of 17 he and his 15-year-old brother James watched in horror as their father was shot down by assassin Charles Guiteau. Harry A. Garfield (third from the left) and siblings. Former residence of Harry Augustus Garfield After graduating from Williams College in 1885, he went on to study law at Columbia Law School, spending his second year reading law at All Soul's College in Oxford and the Inns Court in London.[1] He taught Roman history and Latin for a year in St. Paul's School, Concord, New Hampshire, and from 1888 to 1903 practiced law in Cleveland. He was professor of contracts in the la ...more...

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Jesse Root Grant

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Jesse Root Grant

Jesse Root Grant  (January 23, 1794 – June 29, 1873) was a farmer, tanner and successful leather merchant who owned tanneries and leather goods shops in several different states throughout his adult life. He is best known as the father of Ulysses S. Grant and the one who introduced Ulysses to military life at West Point. Jesse was born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and was one of seven children. He was a self made man who rose from poverty to become a somewhat wealthy merchant. At age five, Jesse's family moved to Ohio and settled in the Ohio River Valley. Unable to support all his children Jesse's father arranged for his apprenticeship at farms and tanneries during his youth. Jesse married Hannah Simpson and they became the parents of three boys and three girls, with Ulysses being their oldest. Raised in a poor family that was forced to split up and having to work at an early age, Jesse persistently encouraged his sons in the ways of education, industry and hard work, his methods sometimes testing his father- ...more...

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Nellie Grant

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Nellie Grant

Nellie Grant (July 4, 1855 – August 30, 1922) was the third child and only daughter of U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant and First Lady Julia Grant. At the age of 16, Nellie was sent abroad to England by President Grant, and was received by Queen Victoria. She was also regarded, popularly, by girls, as a teenager growing up in the White House and so attracted much attention. In 1874, Nellie was one of a rare group of celebrated women who married at the White House. Her marriage to Englishman Charles Sartoris produced children, but the couple later became estranged, and she was granted a divorce. She reclaimed her American roots in her second marriage to Frank Jones, but within a few months she became ill. She died an invalid in 1922. Early life HardscrabbleNellie Grant lived in a log cabin, built by her father Ulysses S. Grant the first two years of her life. Nellie Grant was born on July 4, 1855, in Wistonwisch, Missouri, near St. Louis, on the estate slave plantation of Col. Dent, known as White Haven. ...more...

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Jenna Bush Hager

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Jenna Bush Hager

Jenna Bush Hager (born Jenna Welch Bush; November 25, 1981)[1] is an American news personality, teacher, author, and journalist. She is the younger of the twin daughters of the 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush, and a granddaughter of the former 41st U.S. President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. She and her sister Barbara were the first twin children of a U.S. president. After her father's presidency, Hager became an author, an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine, and a television personality on NBC, being featured most prominently as a member of The Today Show as a correspondent, contributor and co-host.[2] Early life Jenna (left) and Barbara Bush with their parents in 1990 Hager was born at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas,[1] and named after her maternal grandmother, Jenna Hawkins Welch.[3] While living in Dallas, she and her sister attended Preston Hollow Elementary School and then The Hockaday School. In 1994, after ...more...

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Anna Roosevelt Halsted

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Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted (May 3, 1906 – December 1, 1975) was an American writer who worked as a newspaper editor, and in public relations. She was the only daughter of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt and assisted him in social and administrative duties at the White House. She wrote two children's books published in the 1930s. She worked with her second husband Clarence John Boettiger at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, serving as editor of the women's pages for several years. She later worked in public relations for universities. Beginning in 1963, she was appointed to presidential commissions by John F. Kennedy, serving on the Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women for several years, and as vice-chairman of the President's Commission for the Observance of Human Rights. Biography Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt with Anna at Campobello (1907) Franklin, Anna and Eleanor Roosevelt during his 1932 campaign for President Anna Dall and her ...more...

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Carter Bassett Harrison (1811–1839)

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Carter Bassett Harrison (1811–1839)

Carter Bassett Harrison (October 26, 1811 – August 12, 1839) was an American attorney and son of William Henry Harrison. Born in Vincennes, Indiana, to future President William Henry Harrison and Anna Tuthill Symmes and the grandson of Declaration of Independence signer Benjamin Harrison V, Harrison entered Miami University in 1826 at the age of fifteen. He joined the Union Literary Society whose membership included Caleb Blood Smith, Robert C. Schenck and Cyrus Falconer, who would become a medical doctor and delegate to the Whig convention that nominated William Henry Harrison for the presidency. In the fall of 1828, Carter left school to travel with his father to Colombia, South America as his private secretary. They were recalled by President Andrew Jackson in September 1829 and arrived home in February 1830. Carter returned to Miami University to live in the newly constructed Elliott Hall and to teach the Spanish he learned to his fellow students. Upon graduation, he served as a clerk in Robert Schenck's ...more...

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Russell Benjamin Harrison

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Russell Benjamin Harrison

Russell Benjamin Harrison (August 12, 1854 – December 13, 1936), also known as Russell Lord Harrison, was a businessman, lawyer, diplomat, and politician. Harrison was the son of U.S. President Benjamin Harrison and Caroline Harrison, and the great-grandson of U.S. President William Henry Harrison. Life Born in Oxford, Ohio, Harrison grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where his father had a successful law practice. Harrison graduated from the Pennsylvania Military Academy and in 1877 graduated from Lafayette College where he took courses in mining and engineering. In 1878, his grandfather John Scott Harrison was exhumed from his grave and hung by his neck in a tree near the Ohio Medical College. Harrison oversaw communication with newspapers during the incident.[1] Major Russell Harrison with his daughter Marthena and nephew and niece (Benjamin "Baby" and Mary McKee) on a cart pulled by the presidential pet goat "Whiskers" at the White House, between 1889 and 1893 At the end of 1878 he moved to Helena, M ...more...

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Webb Hayes

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Webb Hayes

James Webb Cook Hayes (March 20, 1856 – July 26, 1934) was an American businessman and soldier. He co-founded a forerunner of Union Carbide,[1][2] served in three wars, and received the Medal of Honor. Early years and family James Webb Cook Hayes was the second son of President Rutherford B. Hayes and Lucy Webb Hayes. With his father serving in the Civil War from the time James was five years old, he spent six months every winter at his father's encampment, which was usually Camp White, West Virginia. He became very close with the commander of the unit, General George Crook, who later became his godfather. Crook taught him how to live off the land, including hunting, fishing and survival. Years later, after Crook became famous in the west as a hunter and Indian fighter, the two made annual trips into the Rocky Mountains for a hunt of big game. College and career Hayes attended Cornell University from 1873 to 1875 and was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon. He left Cornell to work as his father's secretary w ...more...

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Madison Hemings

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Madison Hemings

Madison Hemings, born James Madison Hemings (18 January 1805 – 28 November 1877), was the son of the mixed-race slave Sally Hemings. He was the third of her four children— fathered by her master, President Thomas Jefferson—to survive to adulthood. Madison Hemings grew up on Jefferson's Monticello estate.[1] Born into slavery by his mother's status, he was freed by the will of Jefferson in 1826. Based on historical and DNA evidence, historians widely agree that Jefferson was probably the father of all Hemings' children.[2] At the age of 68, Madison Hemings claimed the connection in an 1873 Ohio newspaper interview, titled, "Life Among the Lowly," which attracted national and international attention. 1998 DNA tests demonstrate a match between the Y-chromosome of a descendant of his brother, Eston Hemings Jefferson, and that of the male Jefferson line. After Madison and his younger brother Eston were freed, they each worked and married, living with their families and mother Sally in Charlottesville until her de ...more...

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Allan Hoover

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Allan Hoover

Allan Hoover, 1930 Allan Henry Hoover (July 17, 1907 – November 4, 1993) was an American mining engineer, rancher, financier, and the youngest son of President Herbert Hoover and First Lady Lou Henry.[1][2][3] Biography Hoover was born in London on July 17, 1907.[3] His elder brother was Herbert Charles Hoover (1903–1969). He graduated from Palo Alto High School, Stanford University, and Harvard Business School.[3] He was married to Margaret Coberly Hoover with two sons, Andrew and Allan Jr., and a daughter, Lou Henry.[4] His grand-daughter (via Andrew) is Margaret Hoover. For years he served in foundations and institutions, honoring the Hoover family, such as 50-year leadership of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Moreover, he bought his father's birthplace in West Branch, Iowa for $4,500 and turned it into the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. He also served his interests worldwide in mining, agriculture, and financing.[3] He died in Portola Valley, California, on November 4, ...more...

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Luci Baines Johnson

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Luci Baines Johnson

Luci Baines Johnson Turpin (born July 2, 1947) is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is the younger daughter of U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Early years Born in Washington, D.C., Johnson has an older sister Lynda Bird. Johnson's first name was originally spelled "Lucy"; she changed the spelling in her teens as a rebellion towards her parents. As her parents both had the initials LBJ, they named their two daughters to have these initials also.[1] Although her father was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), her mother was an Episcopalian, and she and her older sister, Lynda Bird, were raised as Episcopalians. Johnson converted to Roman Catholicism at the age of eighteen, when she requested and received conditional baptism.[2] Johnson had been baptized with water and in the name of the Trinity at five months old by an Episcopal priest in Austin, Texas. Her rebaptism caused protests from leading figures in the Episcopal Chu ...more...

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John F. Kennedy Jr.

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John F. Kennedy Jr.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as JFK Jr. or John John, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was a son of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and a younger brother of former Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy. His father was assassinated three days before his third birthday. From his early childhood years at the White House, Kennedy was the subject of great media scrutiny, and he became a popular social figure in Manhattan. Trained as a lawyer, Kennedy worked as a New York City Assistant District Attorney for almost four years. In 1995, he launched George magazine, using his political and celebrity status to publicize it. Kennedy died in a plane crash in 1999. Early life and education JFK Jr. with his father at the White House at age two John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born at Georgetown University Hospital on November 25, 1960, two weeks after his father was elected president. His parents had a stil ...more...

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Patrick Bouvier Kennedy

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Patrick Bouvier Kennedy

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy (August 7, 1963 – August 9, 1963) was the last child of United States President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. He was the younger brother of Caroline and John Jr.; another daughter was stillborn. Born prematurely, Kennedy lived just over 39 hours before desperate attempts to save him failed,[1] putting the First Family and nation into mourning. Three months later, his death was eclipsed by his father's assassination, but the Kennedy infant's death brought hyaline membrane disease (HMD) into the public consciousness and inspired further research. Biography Background In August 1963, the 34-year-old Jackie Kennedy was in her third year as First Lady and in the third trimester of her fifth pregnancy. She had suffered a miscarriage in 1955, followed the next year by a stillborn baby girl they planned to name Arabella (after the Arbella ship). Two healthy children had followed, Caroline in 1957 and John Jr. in 1960. As John had also been premature, she asked her obstet ...more...

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Dorothy Bush Koch

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Dorothy Bush Koch

Dorothy Walker "Doro" Bush Koch (born August 18, 1959) is an American author and philanthropist.[1] She is the sixth child and only living daughter of the late 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and former First Lady Barbara Bush. Early life Bush family in the early 1960s, Dorothy on far left Dorothy Walker Bush was born on August 18, 1959, in Harris County, Texas. Her father, George H. W. Bush, was the 41st President of the United States, and her mother, Barbara Bush, was the First Lady. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Dorothy Walker Bush. Her brother, George W. Bush, was the 43rd President of the United States. Her other four siblings are Pauline Robinson "Robin" Bush, who died of leukemia in 1953; former Florida governor Jeb Bush; Neil Bush; and Marvin Bush.[2] Since she was a child, she has spent summers and holidays at the Bush compound, a sprawling estate in Kennebunkport, Maine. Bush was educated at Miss Porter's School, a private all-girl college-preparatory sc ...more...

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Harriet Lane

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Harriet Lane

Harriet Rebecca Lane Johnston (May 9, 1830 – July 3, 1903) acted as First Lady of the United States during the presidency of her uncle, lifelong bachelor James Buchanan, from 1857 to 1861. Lane is among eleven women who have served as First Lady but were not married to the President, with most of the other women being relatives of widowed presidents. In appearance "Hal" Lane was of medium height, with masses of light, almost golden-colored hair. Early life Harriet Lane's family was from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She was the youngest child of Elliott Tole Lane, a merchant, and Jane Ann Buchanan Lane. She lost her mother when she was 9; when her father's death 2 years later made her an orphan, she requested that her favorite uncle, James Buchanan, be appointed her legal guardian. Buchanan, an unmarried Democratic senator from Pennsylvania, indulged his niece and her sister, enrolling them in boarding schools in Charles Town, Virginia (later for two years at the Georgetown Visitation Monastery in the Geo ...more...

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Robert Todd Lincoln

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Robert Todd Lincoln

Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American politician, lawyer, and businessman. Lincoln was the first son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was born in Springfield, Illinois and graduated from Harvard College before serving on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant as a captain in the Union Army in the closing days of the American Civil War. After the war Lincoln married Mary Eunice Harlan, and they had three children together. Following completion of law school in Chicago, he built a successful law practice, and became wealthy representing corporate clients. Active in Republican politics, and a tangible symbol of his father's legacy, Robert Lincoln was often spoken of as a possible candidate for office, including the presidency, but never took steps to mount a campaign. The one office to which he was elected was town supervisor of South Chicago, which he held from 1876 to 1877; the town later became part of the city of Chicago. Lincoln accepted appointments as secretary ...more...

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Edward Baker Lincoln

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Edward Baker Lincoln

Edward Baker Lincoln (March 10, 1846 – February 1, 1850) was the second son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after Lincoln's friend Edward Dickinson Baker. The National Park Service uses "Eddie" as a nickname[1] and the name is also on his gravestone. Early life Little is known about the Lincolns' second son. A surviving story says that one day during a visit to Mary's family, Eddie's older brother, Robert Todd Lincoln, found a kitten and brought it to the house. Despite Mary's stepmother's dislike of cats and order to throw it out, Eddie screamed and protested.[2] He nursed and cared for the helpless kitten, which he loved.[3] Eddie was described by his parents as a tender-hearted, kind, and loving child. Death Eddie died a month before his fourth birthday. Although census records list "chronic consumption" (tuberculosis) as the cause, it has been suggested that Eddie died of medullary thyroid cancer[4] given that: (a) "consumption" was a term then applied to many wasting diseases, ...more...

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Tad Lincoln

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Tad Lincoln

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln III (April 4, 1853 – July 15, 1871) was the fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father, who observed that he had a large head and was "as wiggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. Lincoln was known to be impulsive and unrestrained, and he did not attend school during his father's lifetime. He had free run of the White House, and there are stories of him interrupting presidential meetings, collecting animals, and charging visitors to see his father. He died at the age of 18 on July 15, 1871, in Chicago. Early life and education Lincoln was born on April 4, 1853,[1] the fourth son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. His three elder brothers were Robert (1843–1926), Edward (1846–1850), and William (1850–1862). Named after his paternal grandfather Thomas Lincoln and uncle Thomas Lincoln, Jr., the fourth boy was soon nicknamed "Tad" by his father, for his small body and large head, and because he wiggled like a tadpole as an infan ...more...

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 – February 20, 1980) was an American writer and prominent socialite. She was the eldest child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Alice led an unconventional and controversial life. Her marriage to Representative Nicholas Longworth III (Republican-Ohio), a party leader and 38th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was shaky, and her only child Paulina was allegedly a result of her affair with Senator William Edgar Borah of Idaho. She was a Democrat during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. Childhood Roosevelt family in 1903 with Quentin on the left, Theodore Roosevelt, Ted, Archie, Alice, Kermit, Edith, and Ethel. Alice Lee Roosevelt was born in the Roosevelt family home at 6 West 57th St. in New York City. Her mother, Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, was a Boston banking heiress. Her father, Theodore, was then a New York State Assemblyman. As an Oyster Bay Roosevelt, Ali ...more...

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William Wallace Lincoln

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William Wallace Lincoln

William Wallace "Willie" Lincoln (December 21, 1850 – February 20, 1862) was the third son of President Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He was named after Mary's brother-in-law Dr. William Wallace. Springfield years Willie and his younger brother Tad were considered "notorious hellions" when they lived in Springfield. They were recorded by Abraham's law partner William Herndon for turning their law office upside down: pulling the books off the shelves while their father appeared oblivious to their behavior.[1] White House years Willie and his younger brother Tad, with their mother's nephew, Lockwood Todd, in Mathew Brady's DC studio (January 1, 1861) Upon their father's election as President, Willie and Tad moved into the White House and it became their new playground. At the request of Mrs. Lincoln, Julia Taft brought her younger brothers, 14-year-old "Bud" (Horatio Nelson Taft Jr., 1847-1915) and 12-year-old "Holly" (Halsey Cook Taft, 1849-1897) to the White House and they became playmates of ...more...

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Helen Taft Manning

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Helen Taft Manning

Helen Herron Taft Manning (August 1, 1891 – February 21, 1987) was an American professor of history and college dean. She was the middle child and only daughter of U.S. President William Howard Taft and his wife Helen Herron. Personal life Like her older brother Robert and younger brother Charles, Helen Taft was a high achiever. She fulfilled goals that her mother had been denied by the social restrictions placed on women of her mother's time. She earned a scholarship to attend Bryn Mawr College, where she was a student when her father became President. Her studies were interrupted for some time when her mother suffered a stroke, and was left an invalid. She moved into the White House with her family, and helped her mother to regain body movement and speech. She also served as official hostess for many White House functions while her mother was disabled. In December, 1910, she was given a debutante party at the White House. After her mother recovered, she resumed her studies at Bryn Mawr, graduating in 19 ...more...

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Mary Harrison McKee

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Mary Harrison McKee

Mary Scott Harrison McKee (April 3, 1858 – October 28, 1930) was the only daughter of President Benjamin Harrison and his wife Caroline Scott Harrison. After her mother died in 1892, McKee served as her father's de facto First Lady for the remainder of his term. Married and with children by the time her father was elected as president, Mary and her family lived at the White House during her father's term. She assisted by serving as a hostess. Early life and education Mary Scott Harrison was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and was educated in public schools. Marriage and family In November 1884, Mary Harrison married James Robert McKee (1857–1942), a native of Madison, Indiana whom she met in Indianapolis. After her father was elected president in 1888, she and her family lived with her parents in the White House through his term. Traveling frequently to Boston on business, McKee became acquainted with Charles A. Coffin and joined his Thomson-Houston Electric Company. In 1893 McKee became one of the foundi ...more...

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Eleanor Wilson McAdoo

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Eleanor Wilson McAdoo

Eleanor Randolph Wilson McAdoo (October 16, 1889 – April 5, 1967) was the youngest daughter of US President Woodrow Wilson and Ellen Louise Axson. Wilson had two sisters, Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Jessie Woodrow Wilson Sayre. She was an American author who wrote about her father. Biography Born in Middletown, Connecticut, she married Wilson's Secretary of the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo at the White House on May 7, 1914.[1] They had two daughters: Ellen Wilson McAdoo (1915–1946)[2] and Mary Faith McAdoo (1920–1988).[3] She divorced McAdoo in July 1935.[4] Because she had written a biography about her father, she served as an informal counselor on the 1944 biopic Wilson.[5] In 1965, she became largely incapacitated after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage. McAdoo died at her home in Montecito, California, at 77.[6] She was interred at the Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, California. She was the last surviving child of Woodrow Wilson. Family Woodrow Wilson, father Ellen Axson Wilson, mother E ...more...

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Katherine McKinley

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Katherine McKinley

Ida Saxton McKinley (June 8, 1847 – May 26, 1907) was the First Lady of the United States from 1897 until 1901. Early life and marriage Ida Saxton McKinley Ida was born in Canton, Ohio, the elder daughter of James Saxton, prominent Canton banker, and Katherine DeWalt. Her grandfather, John Saxton, in 1815 founded The Repository, the city's first and now its only newspaper. A graduate of Brook Hall Seminary, a finishing school in Media, Pennsylvania, Ida was refined, charming, and strikingly attractive when she met William "Bill" McKinley at a picnic in 1867. They did not begin courting until after she returned from a Grand Tour of Europe in 1869.[1] While single, she worked for a time as a cashier in her father's bank, a position then usually reserved for men. William McKinley, aged 27, married Ida Saxton, aged 23, on January 25, 1871, at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton, then still under construction. Following the wedding, performed by the Reverend E. Buckingham and the Reverend Dr. Endsley, th ...more...

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Tricia Nixon Cox

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Tricia Nixon Cox

Patricia Nixon Cox (born February 21, 1946) is the elder daughter of the 37th President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Julie Nixon Eisenhower. She is married to Edward F. Cox and is the mother of Christopher Nixon Cox. In her father's public career, Cox performed a ceremonial role, in contrast to Julie's more political involvement. She accompanied him on many campaign stops and, after his inauguration, on state trips around the world. Early life Cox was born on February 21, 1946. She grew up in Washington DC, attending Horace Mann Elementary and the Sidwell Friends School. Later she attended the Chapin School in Manhattan.[2] She briefly attended Finch College, a now-defunct women's college, then Boston College in Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in 1968 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. At her graduation on June 14, 1968, her father served as a special guest speaker. In 1964, she was presented as a debutante to high society at the prestigious International Debutante Ball at the ...more...

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower

Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is an American author who is the younger daughter of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States. Born in Washington, D.C. while her father was a Congressman, Julie and her elder sister, Patricia Nixon Cox, grew up in the public eye. Her father was elected U.S. Senator from California when she was two; Vice President of the United States when she was four. Her 1968 marriage to David Eisenhower, grandson of President Dwight D. Eisenhower, was seen as a union between two of the most prominent political families in the United States. Throughout the Nixon administration (1969 to 1974), Julie worked as Assistant Managing Editor of The Saturday Evening Post while holding the unofficial title of "First Daughter." She was widely noted as one of her father's most vocal and active defenders throughout the Nixon administration. Eisenhower was named one of the "Ten Most Admired Women in America" for four years by readers ...more...

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Maureen Reagan

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Maureen Reagan

Maureen Elizabeth Reagan (January 4, 1941 – August 8, 2001) was the first child of U.S. President Ronald Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman.[2] Her brother was Michael Reagan and her notable siblings were Patti Davis and Ron Reagan, from her father's second marriage to Nancy Davis. Biography Maureen Reagan with her mother, Jane Wyman (1944) Early life Reagan was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from Marymount Secondary School, Tarrytown, New York in 1958 and briefly attended Marymount University.[3] Her parents also had another daughter, Christine, who died shortly after birth. Acting career Reagan pursued a career in acting in her youth, appearing in films such as Kissin' Cousins (1964) in which she featured alongside Elvis Presley. Political activities Reagan spoke on behalf of Republican candidates throughout the country, including twenty appearances alone in 1967 for unsuccessful Mississippi gubernatorial nominee, Rubel Phillips, a former segregationist who ran that year ...more...

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Martha Jefferson Randolph

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Martha Jefferson Randolph

Martha Jefferson "Patsy" Randolph (September 27, 1772 – October 10, 1836) was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson. She was born at Monticello, near Charlottesville, Virginia. She married Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr., who served as a politician at the federal and state levels and was elected a governor of Virginia (1819–1822). They had twelve children together. When her widowed father was President, she sometimes lived with him at the White House, serving as his hostess and informal First Lady. Martha was very close to her father in his old age. She was the only one of his acknowledged children to survive past age 25. Early life Martha Jefferson was born on September 27, 1772, at Monticello, her father's estate in Virginia, which was then British America, to Thomas Jefferson and Martha Wayles Skelton. During her parents' ten years of marriage, they had six children: Martha "Patsy" (1772–1836); Jane (1774–1775); a son who lived ...more...

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Michael Reagan

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Michael Reagan

Michael Edward Reagan (born John Charles Flaugher; March 18, 1945)[3] is an American political commentator, Republican strategist,[4] former radio talk show host, and author. He is the son of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan (1911–2004) and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman (1917–2007). Early life Reagan was born John Charles Flaugher in Los Angeles to Irene Flaugher (October 18, 1916[5] – December 26, 1985),[6] an unmarried woman from Kentucky[7] who became pregnant through a relationship with John Bourgholtzer, a U.S. Army corporal of German background. He was adopted by Ronald Reagan and Jane Wyman shortly after his birth.[3] He was expelled from Loyola High School after a short period of time at the school[3] and in 1964, he graduated from the Judson School, a boarding school outside of Scottsdale, Arizona.[8] He attended Arizona State University for less than one semester and Los Angeles Valley College[9][10] but never graduated. In 1965, the FBI warned Ronald Reagan that in the course of an orga ...more...

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Lynda Bird Johnson Robb

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Lynda Bird Johnson Robb

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (born March 19, 1944) is an American chairwoman who served as chairwoman of the Board of Reading is Fundamental, the nation's largest children's literacy organization, as well as chairwoman of the President's Advisory Committee for Women. She is also a magazine editor who served as First Lady of Virginia from 1982 to 1986, before that as Second Lady of Virginia from 1978 to 1982. She is the elder of the two daughters of former United States President Lyndon Baines Johnson and former First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. She became the oldest living child of a U.S. President following the death of John Eisenhower on December 21, 2013. Biography Johnson and Chuck Robb's wedding at the White House, December 9, 1967 When Lynda Bird Johnson was born, her mother, Lady Bird, had suffered three miscarriages, and her doctor spoke pessimistically of her chances of having more children, so her father, Lyndon suggested that she be named for both her parents. Thus, the name "Lynda Bird."[1] She is the ...more...

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Archibald Roosevelt

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Archibald Roosevelt

Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt (April 10, 1894 – October 13, 1979), the fifth child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was a distinguished U.S. Army officer and commander of U.S. forces in both World War I and II. In both conflicts he was wounded. He earned the Silver Star with three oak leaf clusters, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster and the French Croix de guerre. After World War II, he became a successful businessman and the founder of a New York City bond brokerage house, as well as a spokesman for conservative political causes.[1] Early life Archie poses with his pony Algonquin in 1902 Roosevelt Family in 1903 with Quentin on the left, TR, Ted, Archie, Alice, Kermit, Edith, and Ethel As a child, Archie was very quiet but very mischievous - especially when he was with his brother Quentin; growing up, Archie and Quentin were very close. They rarely left each other's side and had very few fights. But as for the other siblings, Archie was not close to either Kermit or Ethel, because they ...more...

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James Roosevelt

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James Roosevelt

James "Jimmy" Roosevelt II[1] (December 23, 1907 – August 13, 1991) was an American businessman, Marine, activist, and Democratic Party politician. The oldest son of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, he received the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism while serving as a Marine Corps officer during World War II. He served as an official Secretary to the President and in the United States House of Representatives. Early life Roosevelt was born in New York City at 123 East 36th Street. He attended the Potomac School and the National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., and the Groton School in Massachusetts. At Groton, he rowed and played football, and was a prefect in his senior year. After graduation in 1926, he attended Harvard College, where he rowed with the freshman and junior varsity crews. At Harvard he followed family traditions, joining the Signet Society and Hasty Pudding Club, of which both his father and his maternal granduncle and paternal fifth cousin once removed, U. ...more...

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Elliott Roosevelt

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Elliott Roosevelt

Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990) was an American aviation official and wartime officer in the United States Army Air Forces. He was a son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. As a reconnaissance commander, Roosevelt pioneered new techniques in night photography and meteorological data-gathering, but his claims to a distinguished record on combat missions have been largely discounted. He faced charges of corruption, including accusations that he had recommended the purchase of the experimental Hughes XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft against a Lockheed model that was believed to be superior. Roosevelt published a book about his attendance at several major Allied war conferences, and a controversial exposé of his parents’ private life. His career also embraced broadcasting, ranching, politics and business. Early life Elliott Roosevelt was a son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962). He was named after ...more...

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