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Stories in the category Dynasties

The well-connected Bennet family

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2016 at 11:50am

When the New York Times announced last month that James Bennet would become the new editorial page editor, it noted that the departing editor, Andrew M. Rosenthal, was the son of the legendary A.M. Rosenthal, editor of the newspaper.

The Koch family tree

By Laurie Bennett

January 12, 2016 at 10:28am

The father of the billionaires Charles and David Koch helped build an oil refinery in Nazi Germany, according to a book coming out this month.

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. dies

By Muckety

January 10, 2015 at 8:38am

Samuel Goldwyn Jr., the second generation of a Hollywood family dynasty, died Friday at age 88.

How, exactly, are Barbara Boxer and Hillary Clinton related?

By Laurie Bennett

January 8, 2015 at 6:07pm

California Sen. Barbara Boxer, sick of journalists hounding her about whether she would seek re-election in 2016, said Thursday that she would not.

In 2014, a political name isn’t necessarily enough

By Laurie Bennett

November 5, 2014 at 7:18am

The Republican wave carried over to presidential grandsons Tuesday night.

The Roosevelts, mapped

By Laurie Bennett

September 15, 2014 at 6:02am

If you’re watching Ken Burns’s latest series, “The Roosevelts,” you’re in need of Muckety map.

Power couple: Carla & Roderick Hills

By Muckety

September 4, 2014 at 9:29am

Few Washington couples have acquired as many government and corporate credentials as Carla and Roderick Hills.

Politico’s founding CEO becomes Washington Post publisher

By Laurie Bennett

September 2, 2014 at 10:19am

Katharine Weymouth is being replaced as publisher of the Washington Post, ending eight decades of leadership by the Graham family.

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.

Andy Rooney’s mixed political legacy

By Muckety

August 7, 2014 at 2:08pm

We have long suspected there is a politics gene, but it doesn’t necessarily carry a marker for party affiliation.

The Phipps dynasty

By Laurie Bennett

June 23, 2014 at 10:56am

Bessemer Trust promises ultra-wealthy clients it will help manage money “so that it has a positive impact on your life and the lives of generations to come.”

The Kennedys and the nonprofit world

By Laurie Bennett

June 17, 2014 at 9:37am

While the Kennedy family business is rightly considered to be politics, charitable work comes a close second.

Father and son/daughter statesmen

By Laurie Bennett

May 28, 2014 at 7:58am

Political dynasties get plenty of attention in this age of Bushes and Clintons.

Power brothers

By Laurie Bennett

May 19, 2014 at 1:39pm

Influence often runs in families. And those families often travel in the same circles.

New show cashes in on the Jones-Lipton talent bank

By Laurie Bennett

May 12, 2014 at 9:31am

The Jones-Lipton family is reuniting for Steve Carell’s comedy series, “Angie Tribeca,” which was just picked up by TBS.

Anthony Drexel Duke dies

By Laurie Bennett

May 3, 2014 at 8:13pm

If ever a name conveyed dynasty, it was that of Anthony Drexel Duke, who died Wednesday at age 95.

The Sutherland acting dynasty

By Muckety

May 1, 2014 at 8:37am

Measured by the three-generation rule, the Sutherlands have created an acting dynasty.

Father-and-son media dynasties

By Laurie Bennett

March 31, 2014 at 10:10am

The recently announced succession of Murdoch boys at News Corp. prompts New York Times writer David Carr to note the dominance of father-son relationships at the top of many media companies.

William Clay Ford dies

By Muckety

March 9, 2014 at 2:59pm

William Clay Ford, owner of the Detroit Lions and former vice chairman of Ford Motor, has died at age 88.

The Ifills: power cousins

By Laurie Bennett

January 21, 2014 at 10:45am

Cousins Gwen Ifill and Sherrilyn Ifill share more than DNA and high-profile careers.



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