November 4, 2011 •
Highlighted Site of the Week – Doug Wead’s Children of the Presidents
If you would like a fun diversion, try Doug Wead’s Children of the Presidents. This site gives biographies and fascinating pictures of each United States president’ s children from George Washington’s two stepchildren, John and Martha Custis, to Barack Obama’s daughters Malia and Sasha.
Some of them died young; some of them lived to a ripe old age. Some were rich and powerful, while others were rather obscure. A number of the children worked in the White House with their fathers!
According to the site, Abraham Lincoln’s son Robert Todd Lincoln “was one of the wealthiest men in American, serving as president of the Pullman Palace Car Company, the Microsoft of its day. He was the Secretary of War under James Garfield and was Ambassador to the Court of St. James.”
You will find links to video footage from an interview of Caroline Kennedy, and from the weddings of Jenna Bush and Chelsea Clinton.
Have fun with Children of the Presidents and have a great weekend!
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