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Stories tagged with Congressional legacies

Fewer family ties in next Congress

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 23, 2012 at 9:58am   |   0 Comments

Legacies have a long tradition on Capitol Hill.

The Kean-Fish political dynasty

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 14, 2011 at 9:49am   |   0 Comments

We’re stepping away today from the current political scene to examine a dynasty that stretches from our lifetime to New Netherland.

Counting members of Congress whose parents also served

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 7, 2011 at 1:53pm   |   0 Comments

A snapshot of members of Congress whose mother or father also served in the House or Senate.

The Chafees, the Tafts and the family business

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 29, 2010 at 5:53am   |   0 Comments

If Lincoln Chafee wins the Rhode Island governor’s post next week, he’ll be resuming a family tradition that goes back almost two centuries.

2010 field crowded with political progeny

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 1, 2010 at 11:22am   |   1 Comments

How much value does the family name carry in this year’s elections?

Ranking America’s political dynasties

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 14, 2009 at 5:48am   |   6 Comments

Stephen Hess, a senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution, ranks America’s top political dynasties.

Love, marriage and politics on Capitol Hill

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 2, 2009 at 8:22am   |   0 Comments

Who better to understand the emotional needs of a congressman than a congresswoman? Or vice versa.

Wives succeeding husbands in the Senate is a long tradition

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 1, 2009 at 7:33am   |   0 Comments

“Til death do us part” is not an oath that applies to congressional seats.

One in 10 members of Congress has relatives who also served

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 31, 2009 at 11:11am   |   0 Comments

The death of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy last week has rekindled discussion of political dynasties.

Congressional legacies: Current members of Congress

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:29am   |   1 Comments

Current members of the House and Senate whose family members have served in Congress

Congressional legacies: Brothers, sisters and siblings-in-law

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:28am   |   1 Comments

Members of Congress whose siblings or siblings-in-law have also served

Congressional legacies: Cousins

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:28am   |   0 Comments

Members of Congress whose cousins have also served

Congressional legacies: Grands and greats

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:28am   |   0 Comments

Members of Congress with various degrees of grand and great - grandparents, grandchildren, grand aunts and grand uncles

Congressional legacies: Nieces, nephews and uncles

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:27am   |   0 Comments

Members of Congress whose nieces, nephews or uncles have also served

Congressional legacies: Sons, daughters, fathers & mothers

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:27am   |   0 Comments

Members of Congress whose parents or children who also served

Congressional legacies: Husbands and wives

By Muckety   |   August 31, 2009 at 10:26am   |   0 Comments

Members of Congress whose spouses have also served


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