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Stories in the category Families

The Rockefeller reach

By Laurie Bennett

August 1, 2017 at 9:15am

The Rockefeller name is iradicable, still shaping and reshaping the current geographic, financial, philanthropic landscape.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Avant-Sarandos clan

By Laurie Bennett

January 3, 2014 at 1:07pm

As chief content officer for Netflix, Ted Sarandos has been accused, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, of corrupting viewers with binge watching.

Bruce Dern’s illustrious family tree

By Laurie Bennett

December 29, 2013 at 8:09am

Unlike Woody Grant, the hardbitten character he plays in “Nebraska,” Bruce Dern grew up in a world of privilege.

Another generation of Rohatyns hits the headlines

By Laurie Bennett

December 4, 2013 at 11:59am

The name Rohatyn still conjures associations with New York’s brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s.

No happily-ever-aftering in Murdochland

By Muckety

November 24, 2013 at 11:34am

Rupert Murdoch is no Richard Harris.

Carter grandson running for GA governor

By Muckety

November 8, 2013 at 7:36am

President Jimmy Carter’s grandson is running for governor of Georgia.

Another lawsuit for the Perelmans

By Laurie Bennett

September 30, 2013 at 6:10am

You have to wonder if there’s a litigious gene in the Perelman family.

The rapid rise of well-connected offspring

By Laurie Bennett

August 15, 2013 at 9:01am

When John English launched an unsuccessful run for the Oklahoma state legislature in 2003, he described his business as selling golf clubs over the internet.



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