The Fathers of American Presidents: From Augustine Washington to William Blythe and Roger Clinton

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About the Book Farmers, shopkeepers, businessmen, politicians--the fathers of the presidents of the United States have come from a wide variety of professions and all walks of ... life. In many cases, they provided their sons and future presidents with a political philosophy that they carried to the White House. In a few instances, the politics of the son differed significantly from that of his father. This unique reference work provides biographies of both the biological and adoptive fathers of the 41 men who have served as president of the United States. Were the personalities of the father and son similar? What role did the father play in the son’s upbringing? How did the father’s view influence the son’s? These questions and others are covered in each entry, in addition to the biographical sketches of the fathers of the presidents. Read more Show Less

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Farmers, shopkeepers, businessmen, politicians-the fathers of the presidents of the United States have come from a wide variety of professions and all walks of life. In many cases, they provided their sons and future presidents with a political philosophy that they carried to the White House. In a few instances, the politics of the son differed significantly from that of his father.

This unique reference work provides biographies of both the biological and adoptive fathers of the 41 men who have served as president of the United States. Were the personalities of the father and son similar? What role did the father play in the son's upbringing? How did the father's view influence the son's? These questions and others are covered in each entry, in addition to the biographical sketches of the fathers of the presidents.

About the Author

Jeff C. Young is a librarian. His articles have appeared in St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, Citrus County Chronicle, Black Collegian, Vegetarian Times and Southern RV. He lives in Lake Hamilton, Florida.

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Editorial Reviews

The Book Report
Where there is a real demand for [president] information, the book could be useful.
Ashe Mountain Times
Fascinating.
The Lebanon Reporter
Unique...a good read...an excellent reference work...well-researched...powerful, engaging portraits...scholarly...a solid contribution to literature...useful, entertaining.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786416998
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/26/2003
  • Edition description: ALT
  • Pages: 255
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeff C. Young is a librarian. His articles have appeared in St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune, Citrus County Chronicle, Black Collegian, Vegetarian Times and Southern RV. He lives in North Port, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface 1
Augustine Washington - George Washington 3
John Adams, Sr. - John Adams 7
Peter Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson 11
James Madison, Sr. - James Madison 16
Spence Monroe - James Monroe 22
John Adams - John Quincy Adams 25
Andrew Jackson, Sr. - Andrew Jackson 33
Abraham Van Buren - Martin Van Buren 36
Benjamin Harrison V - William Henry Harrison 40
John Tyler, Sr. - John Tyler 45
Samuel Polk - James K. Polk 50
Richard Taylor - Zachary Taylor 54
Nathaniel Fillmore - Millard Fillmore 58
Benjamin Pierce - Franklin Pierce 63
James Buchanan, Sr. - James Buchanan 68
Thomas Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln 73
Jacob Johnson - Andrew Johnson 79
Jesse Root Grant - Ulysses Simpson Grant 82
Rutherford Hayes, Jr. - Rutherford B. Hayes 89
Abram Garfield - James A. Garfield 94
William Arthur - Chester A. Arthur 97
Richard Falley Cleveland - Grover Cleveland 102
John Scott Harrison - Benjamin Harrison 107
William McKinley, Sr. - William McKinley 114
Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. - Theodore Roosevelt 118
Alphonso Taft - William Howard Taft 127
Joseph Ruggles Wilson - Woodrow Wilson 134
George Tyron Harding II - Warren G. Harding 142
John Calvin Coolidge - Calvin Coolidge 149
Jesse Clark Hoover - Herbert Hoover 155
James Roosevelt - Franklin D. Roosevelt 160
John Anderson Truman - Harry S. Truman 167
David Jacob Eisenhower - Dwight D. Eisenhower 173
Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. - John F. Kennedy 180
Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr. - Lyndon B. Johnson 190
Francis Anthony Nixon - Richard M. Nixon 197
Leslie Lynch King, Sr. - Gerald R. Ford, Jr. 205
Gerald R. Ford, Sr. - Gerald R. Ford, Jr. 208
James Earl Carter, Sr. - Jimmy Carter 212
John Edward Reagan - Ronald Reagan 218
Prescott Sheldon Bush - George Bush 223
William Jefferson Blythe III - Bill Clinton 230
Roger Clinton - Bill Clinton 235
Index 239
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