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.

About the Author(s)

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 Sarasota, Florida.

Bibliographic Details

Jeff C. Young
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 255
Bibliographic Info: photos, references, index
Copyright Date: 2003 [1996]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1699-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1199-0
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“fascinating”—Ashe Mountain Times; “unique…a good read…an excellent reference work…well-researched…powerful, engaging portraits…scholarly…a solid contribution to literature…useful, entertaining”—The Lebanon Reporter; “where there is a real demand for [president] information, the book could be useful”—The Book Report.