“Nepotism and the Presidency”

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Historiann writes:

… a speedy review of the history of the U. S. Presidency suggests that of course, as ususal, it’s men who benefit far disproportionately from nepotism.   The Presidency has been marked by father-son and other intrafamily male Presidential dynasties:   John Adams and son John Quincy Adams; William Henry Harrison and grandson Benjamin Harrison; Theodore Roosevelt  and distant cousin  (and nephew by marriage)  Franklin Roosevelt; John Kennedy and his brothers and would-be presidents Bobby and Edward M. Kennedy.   And, of course, George Bush and son George W. Bush.   (Am I missing any others?   I went only for the low-hanging fruit of identical surnames.)   …

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