The press secretary’s creative family tree

By Muckety

August 18, 2014 at 10:17am

No offense to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, but the most colorful branches of his family tree are on his wife’s side.

Natalie Wyeth Earnest, whom he married in 2012, is assistant Treasury secretary and the granddaughter of Nathaniel C. Wyeth, inventor of the plastic soda bottle.

Josh Earnest
Josh Earnest

The Du Pont engineer, who died in 1990, used to describe himself as “the other Wyeth.”

“I’m in the same field as the artists - creativity - but theirs is a glamour one,” he once said.

His brother was Andrew Wyeth, painter of “Christina’s World.” Andrew Wyeth’s son, Jamie Wyeth, is also a well-known painter.

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