The Children of Barack Obama

Portrait of Barack Obama’s Family

Barack Obama met Michelle Robinson in 1989, a year after she graduated from Harvard Law School and had barely started her legal career. She left law to work in academia and for nonprofits after they married in 1992, while also raising their two children and eventually becoming First Lady. Discover how Michelle … Read more

The Children of George W. Bush

Portrait of George W. Bush family picture.

Laura Bush devoted her attention to charity work and homemaking after marrying George W. Bush in 1977. Laura enhanced her reputation after George was elected governor of Texas in 1994, trying to improve literacy. She spoke out in support of the Afghan people on the radio and appeared before the Senate Committee … Read more

The Daughter of Bill Clinton

Portrait of the Bill Clinton with Chelsea Clinton

Bill Clinton married Hillary Rodham, whom he met at Yale, on October 11, 1975. His first significant political post was as Attorney General of Arkansas from 1977-1979; subsequently, he served as governor of Arkansas from 1979-1981 and 1983-1992. Clinton’s handling of a succession of foreign policy problems received mixed assessments, and his … Read more

The Children of George H.W. Bush

Portrait of the George H.W. Bush

Barbara Pierce was George Herbert Walker Bush’s first wife, whom he married in 1945. Three years later, he graduated from Yale University and relocated to West Texas with his family, where Bush started a successful career in the oil sector. They steered one of the most amazing presidential families in American history, … Read more

The Children of Ronald Reagan

Children of Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan married actress Jane Wyman for the first time in 1940. Maureen, born in 1941, and Christine, born in 1947; Christine died in infancy; Michael, an adoptive son, was born in 1945. Reagan and Wyman divorced in 1949, but Reagan met and fell in love with another actress, Nancy Davis, the … Read more

The Children of Jimmy Carter

Portrait of the Carter family

James Earle Carter, Jr., a native of Plains, Georgia, met and married Eleanor Rosalynn Smith, also from Plains. They married in the Plains Methodist Church on July 7, 1946, shortly after his graduation. In this article, get to know the four children of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. John William Carter John William … Read more

The Children of Gerald Ford

Portrait of the Ford Family

President Gerald Ford had three boys and one daughter with his wife, Betty Ford. Many Americans perceived the First Family as lively, lively, youthful, and, most all, typical—attributes that helped the American public’s comfort level with Ford, a man they had not chosen as President. He was the only President in American … Read more

The Children of Richard Nixon

Portrait of the Nixon family

Richard Nixon married Pat Nixon in 1940, and she stood by him through the highs and lows of his long political career. Nixon and his wife Patricia “Tricia” had two daughters, Patricia “Tricia” and Julie, who were both adults when Nixon became the president. In 1968, Julie married David Eisenhower, a descendant … Read more

Children of Lyndon Johnson

Portrait of the Johnson family

Lyndon Baines Johnson was born in Texas but spent much of his career in Washington, D.C. He married Claudia “Lady Bird” Alta Taylor in 1934; she was one of America’s most active First Ladies, tirelessly advocating for her husband and career; her most lasting achievement was the Highway Beautification Act well as … Read more

Children of John F. Kennedy

Portrait of John Kennedy with his children

Most Americans became obsessed with President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s while they were in office. JFK and Jackie became a brand-new kind of President and First Lady: young, attractive, and chic to boot. After JFK’s assassination in 1963, the couple’s status as one of … Read more