The Constitution states "no title of nobility shall be granted by the United States," but political dynasties are "as American as apple pie," writes Stephen Hess, who ranks America's top political families in the Washington Post. With one president, three senators, four reps, and a cabinet member, the Kennedys took first place handily.
Close behind, however, were the Roosevelts: Two presidents, one vice president, two governors, and four representatives. The super-rich Rockefellers were third with a vice president, three governors, two senators, and two representatives. The Harrisons and Adamses round out the top five, each with two presidents, but both families seem to have left public office for good. And what of the father-son duo with matching "41" and "43" hates? The relatively new Bush dynasty nabbed sixth place.
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