Congressional legacies
Muckety examines family relationships of House and Senate members from the country's beginnings through the present.

The candidacies of several prominent daughters have spurred speculation that American political dynasties are changing.

Legacies have a long tradition on Capitol Hill.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Congressional legacies: Cousins

By Muckety  |  August 31, 2009

Members of Congress whose cousins have also served

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

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

Members of Congress whose parents or children who also served

Members of Congress whose spouses have also served

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