Technically speaking, in the United States one cannot inherit political office from their parents. But that doesn't mean there aren't dynastic families, who repeatedly win office through wealth, connections, and aptitude. Some of the most famous political families in the U.S. today include the Kennedys, the Bushes, and the Cuomos.
Here are the families that have pulled off repeat elections to the highest office in the land.
|Franklin Delano Roosevelt (the 32nd president) was a fifth cousin of Theodore Roosevelt (the 26th president). Genealogists have determined that FDR was distantly related to a total of 11 U.S. presidents, 5 by blood and 6 by marriage: Theodore Roosevelt, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Ulysses Grant, William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, James Madison, William Taft, Zachary Taylor, Martin Van Buren, and George Washington.