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

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

by Jeff C. Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786416998

ISBN-13: 9780786416998

Pub. Date: 09/26/2003

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786416998
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/26/2003
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Preface1
Augustine Washington - George Washington3
John Adams Sr. - John Adams7
Peter Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson11
James Madison Sr. - James Madison16
Spence Monroe - James Monroe22
John Adams - John Quincy Adams25
Andrew Jackson Sr. - Andrew Jackson33
Abraham Van Buren - Martin Van Buren36
Benjamin Harrison V - William Henry Harrison40
John Tyler Sr. - John Tyler45
Samuel Polk - James K. Polk50
Richard Taylor - Zachary Taylor54
Nathaniel Fillmore - Millard Fillmore58
Benjamin Pierce - Franklin Pierce63
James Buchanan Sr. - James Buchanan68
Thomas Lincoln - Abraham Lincoln73
Jacob Johnson - Andrew Johnson79
Jesse Root Grant - Ulysses Simpson Grant82
Rutherford Hayes Jr. - Rutherford B. Hayes89
Abram Garfield - James A. Garfield94
William Arthur - Chester A. Arthur97
Richard Falley Cleveland - Grover Cleveland102
John Scott Harrison - Benjamin Harrison107
William McKinley Sr. - William McKinley114
Theodore Roosevelt Sr. - Theodore Roosevelt118
Alphonso Taft - William Howard Taft127
Joseph Ruggles Wilson - Woodrow Wilson134
George Tyron Harding II - Warren G. Harding142
John Calvin Coolidge - Calvin Coolidge149
Jesse Clark Hoover - Herbert Hoover155
James Roosevelt - Franklin D. Roosevelt160
John Anderson Truman - Harry S Truman167
David Jacob Eisenhower - Dwight D. Eisenhower173
Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. - John F. Kennedy180
Sam Ealy Johnson Jr. - Lyndon B. Johnson190
Francis Anthony Nixon - Richard M. Nixon197
Leslie Lynch King Sr. - Gerald R. Ford Jr.205
Gerald R. Ford Sr. - Gerald R. Ford Jr.208
James Earl Carter Sr. - Jimmy Carter212
John Edward Reagan - Ronald Reagan218
Prescott Sheldon Bush - George Bush223
William Jefferson Blythe III - Bill Clinton230
Roger Clinton - Bill Clinton235
Index239

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