How many family members in politics does it take to make a political dynasty?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by jefhatfield, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    the kennedy's had/have jfk, rfk, teddy, and one of rfk's sons

    the bush family has sr, jr, and jeb

    so there's no doubt that they are true blue political dynasties

    any others? about the doles? clintons?
  2. DavisBAnimal macrumors member

    Jul 17, 2002
    New Hampshire
    Don't forget Bush's grandaddy, Prescott Bush - Senator from Connecticut. I've also heard Bush's great grandpa was an advisor to Hoover, maybe?

    And I think one of Teddy's kids is a Rep. too. And don't forget Arnold - married-in, sure, but, hey.

    I think the Gores are a big one. You got Al Gore, Jr. - Sen. from Tennessee and VP. Al Gore Sr., Senator from Tennessee. And two generations above them, Tom Gore - Senator from Oklahoma.

    Then the Roosevelts - FDR, Teddy, two of FDR's kids, couple people. I'm always unclear about the connection of FDR and Teddy - cause wasn't Eleanor more directly related to Teddy, but Teddy still like distant cousin to FDR, so like FDR and Eleanor were kind of related?


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