List of children of the Presidents of the United States

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This is a list of children of U.S. Presidents, including stepchildren, adopted children, and alleged illegitimate children. All full names with married names are given.

Presidential children have been studied individually, and as a class. As individuals, they are more often notable in their own right than most individuals: They disproportionately circulate amongst political and social leaders and the wealthier classes, and they are more likely to be scrutinized as part of celebrity culture. Additionally, as individuals they frequently have significant influence on other notable family members. So, for instance, a child who may appear otherwise non-notable as an individual may, in fact, have had a significant influence on the child's parent: acting as a sounding board, or having behavioral issues that affected the parent's beliefs or performance.

As a class, the children of presidents have also occasioned significant study. Study has generally followed two paths: The issue of what access and inclusion within the circles of power does to individuals' lives, aspirations, and outcomes;[1] and the issue of their influence on society and politics.[2]


George and Martha Washington[edit]

No children together. The following were raised by Washington as his own:
John Parke Custis
nickname: Jacky
1751–1781Eleanor CalvertStepson; father was Daniel Parke Custis

Father of:

Martha Parke Custis
nickname: Patsy
1756–1773not marriedStepdaughter; father was Daniel Parke Custis
Eleanor CurtisEleanor Parke Custis
nickname: Nelly
1779–1852Lawrence LewisAdopted daughter; daughter of stepson John Parke Custis
George CustisGeorge Washington Parke Custis
nickname: Wash
1781–1857Mary Lee FitzhughLegal ward; son of stepson John Parke Custis

Father of:

John and Abigail Adams[edit]

Abigail Adams
nickname: Nabby or Amelia
July 14, 1765 – Aug. 15, 1813William Stephens SmithMother of:
  • William Steuben Smith
  • John Adams Smith
  • Thomas Hollis Smith
  • Caroline Amelia Smith
John AdamsJohn Quincy AdamsJuly 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848Louisa Catherine Johnson6th President of the United States, see below at John Quincy and Louisa Adams
Susanna AdamsDec. 28, 1768 – Feb. 4, 1770no spouseAffectionately called "Suky", died aged three.
Charles AdamsCharles AdamsMay 29, 1770 – Nov. 30, 1800Sarah SmithFather of:
  • Susanna Boylston (1796 – 1884)
  • Abigail Louisa Smith (1798 – 1836)
Thomas Boylston AdamsSep. 15, 1772 – Mar. 13, 1832Ann Harrod 
Elizabeth AdamsJuly 11, 1777no spousestillborn

Thomas Jefferson[edit]

with Martha Jefferson[edit]

Patsy RandolphMartha Washington Jefferson
nickname: Patsy
Sep. 27, 1772 – Oct. 10, 1836Thomas Mann Randolph, Jr.

Mother of:

Jane Randolph JeffersonApr. 3, 1774 – Sep. 1775no spousecause of death Heart-Attack
unnamed sonMay 28 – June 14, 1777no spousedied in infancy
Mary Jefferson
nickname: Polly or Maria
Aug. 1, 1778 – Apr. 17, 1804John Wayles EppesMother of Francis Wayles Eppes VII (1801 – 1881)
Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (I)Nov. 3, 1780 – Apr. 15, 1781no spousedied of an unspecified illness
Lucy Elizabeth Jefferson (II)May 8, 1782 – Oct. 13, 1784no spousedied of "teething, worms, and whooping cough"

with Sally Hemings[edit]

Alleged children with Sally Hemings; see Jefferson DNA data
Thomas Jefferson Hemings
nickname: Tom
1790 – 1879Jemima PriceFather of:
Harriet Hemings (I)1795 – 1797no spousedied of unknown causes
Edy Hemings1796no spousedied in infancy
William Beverly Hemings1798 – 1899Darek Josephone daughter, unknown name
Thenia Hemings1799 – 1802no spousedied in early childhood
Harriet Hemings (II)1801 – unknownunknown 
James Madison Hemings1805 – 1877Mary Hughes McCoy 
Thomas Eston Hemings1808 – 1856Julia Ann IsaacsFather of John Wayles Jefferson (1835 – 1892)

James and Dolley Madison[edit]

No children together, but raised Dolley's sons from her first marriage:

John Payne ToddJohn Payne Todd1792 – 1852no spouseraised by James Madison; father was John Todd, Jr.
William Temple ToddJuly 4 – Oct. 24, 1793no spousedied in infancy

James and Elizabeth Monroe[edit]

Elizabeth Kortright MonroeDec. 5, 1786 – 1835George Hay 
James Spence MonroeMay 1799 – Sep. 28, 1801no spousedied of unknown causes
Maria Hester Monroe1803 – 1850Samuel Laurence Gouverneur 

John Quincy and Louisa Adams[edit]

George Washington AdamsGeorge Washington AdamsApr. 12, 1801 – Apr. 30, 1829none 
John Adams IIJuly 4, 1803 – Oct. 23, 1834Mary Catherine Hellen 
unnamed son1806no spouse 
Charles AdamsCharles Francis AdamsAug. 18, 1807 – Nov. 21, 1886Abigail Brown Brooks

Father of:

Louisa Catherine Adams1811 – 1812no spousedied from "winter illness"

Andrew and Rachel Jackson[edit]

No biological children together, adopted two:
Andrew Jackson, Jr.Dec. 4, 1808 – 1865Sarah Yorkeadopted at birth; biological son of Severn Donelson
Lyncoya Jacksonc. 1811 – 1828no spouseadopted Creek Indian orphan,[3] died of tuberculosis
Andrew and Rachel also served as guardians to eight children:
John Samuel Donelsonbefore 1817 – 1817unknownOrphaned nephew of Rachel, son of Samuel Donelson who died in 1804
Andrew Jackson DonelsonAndrew Jackson Donelson1799–1871Emily Tennessee Donelson
Elizabeth Martin Randolph
Daniel Smith DonelsonDaniel Smith Donelson1801–1863Margaret Donelson
Andrew Jackson Hutchings1812–1841Mary CoffeeOrphaned grandnephew of Rachel
Caroline Butlerbefore 1817 – 1817unknownOrphaned children of family friend Edward Butler
Eliza Butlerunknownunknown
Edward Butlerunknownunknown
Anthony Butlerunknownunknown

Martin and Hannah Van Buren[edit]

Abraham Van BurenNov. 27, 1807 – Mar. 15, 1873Angelica Singleton 
John Van BurenJohn Van BurenFeb. 10, 1810 – Oct. 13, 1866Elizabeth Van der Poel 
Martin Van Buren, Jr.Dec. 20, 1812 – Mar. 19, 1855no spouse 
Winfield Scott Van Buren [4]1814 
Smith Thompson Van BurenJan. 16, 1817 – 1876Ellen King James
Henrietta Eckford Irving
7 children between 2 wives
unnamed daughter [5](stillborn,
date unknown)

William and Anna Harrison[edit]

Elizabeth Bassett Harrison
nickname: Betsy
1796 – 1846John Cleves Short 
John Cleves Symmes Harrison1798 – 1830Clarissa Pike6 children
Lucy Singleton Harrison1800 – 1826David K. Estes4 children
William Henry Harrison, Jr.1802 – 1838Jane Findlay Irwin2 children
John HarrisonJohn Scott Harrison1804 – 1878Lucretia Knapp Johnson3 children
Elizabeth Ramsey Irwin10 children, including Benjamin Harrison (1833 – 1901)
Benjamin Harrison1806 – 1840Louisa Smith Bonner 
Mary Raney 
Mary Symmes Harrison1809 – 1842John Henry Fitzhugh Thornton 
Carter Bassett Harrison1811 – 1839Mary Anne Sutherland 
Anna Tuthill Harrison1813 – 1865William Henry Harrison Taylor 
James Findlay Harrison1814 – 1819no spousedied of unknown causes
Dilsia1809 – before 1900UnknownDaughter conceived by one of his slaves.[6]

John Tyler[edit]

with Letitia Tyler[edit]

Mary Tyler1815 – 1848Henry Lightfoot Jones 
Robert Tyler1816 – 1877Elizabeth Priscilla Cooper 
John Tyler III1819 – 1896Martha Rochelle 
Letitia Tyler
nickname: Letty
1821 – 1907James Allen Sempleno children
Elizabeth Tyler
nickname: Lizzie
1823 – 1850William Nevison Waller 
Anne Contesse Tyler1825no spousedied in infancy
Alice Tyler1827 – 1854Henry Mandeville Denison 
Tazewell Tyler1830 – 1874Nannie Bridges 

Alleged child with a slave[edit]

John DunjeeJohn William Dunjee1833 – 1903Lydia Ann Taylorallegedly the son of John Tyler; unproven as of 2011[7]

with Julia Tyler[edit]

Gardie TylerDavid Gardiner Tyler
nickname: Gardie
1846 – 1927Mary Morris Jones 
John Alexander Tyler
nickname: Alex
1848 – 1883Sarah Griswold Gardiner 
Julia Gardiner Tyler1849 – 1871William H. Spencer 
Lachlan Tyler1851 – 1902Georgia Webb Powell 
Lyon TylerLyon Gardiner Tyler1853 – 1935Anne Baker TuckerFather of:
  • John Tyler
  • Elizabeth Gilmour Tyler
  • Julia Gardiner Tyler
Sue RuffinFather of:
  • Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Jr.
  • Harrison Ruffin Tyler
  • Henry Tyler
Robert Fitzwalter Tyler1856 – 1927Fannie Glennat least 3 children
Pearl Tyler1860 – 1947William Munford Ellis 

James and Sarah Polk[edit]

No natural children

Marshall Tate Polk, Jr.1831 – 1884Evalina McNeal BillsLegal ward; nephew, son of brother Marshall Tate Polk

Zachary and Margaret Taylor[edit]

Anne Margaret Mackall Taylor1811 – 1875Robert Crooke WoodMother of 4 children, including John Taylor Wood (1830 – 1904)
Sarah TaylorSarah Taylor
nickname: Knox or Knoxie
1814 – 1835Jefferson Finis Davisdied from malaria as a newlywed
Octavia Pannel Taylor1816 – 1820no spousedied from malaria
Margaret Smith Taylor1819 – 1820no spousedied from malaria
Mary Elizabeth Taylor
nickname: Betty
1824 – 1909William Wallace Smith Bliss 
Philip Pendelton Dandridge 
Richard TaylorRichard Taylor1826 – 1879Louise Marie Myrthe Bringier 

Millard and Abigail Fillmore[edit]

Millard Powers Fillmore1828 – 1889no spouse 
Mary Abigail Fillmore
nickname: Abby
1832 – 1854no spouseServed as Acting First Lady during her mother's illness

Franklin and Jane Pierce[edit]

Franklin Pierce, Jr.1836no spousedied in infancy
Franklin Robert Pierce1839 – 1843no spousedied of typhus fever
Benjamin Pierce with his mother JaneBenjamin Pierce1841 – 1853no spousedied in train accident in front of his parents, weeks before his father was inaugurated

James Buchanan[edit]

No natural children
Mary Elizabeth Speer Lane1826 – 1855George Washington BakerAdopted daughter;
niece (daughter of sister Jane Buchanan and Elliot Tole Lane)
Harriet LaneHarriet Rebecca Lane1830 – 1903Henry Elliott JohnstonAdopted daughter;
niece (daughter of sister Jane Buchanan and Elliot Tole Lane);
served as Acting First Lady

Mother of:

  • James Buchanan Johnston
  • Henry Elliott Johnston

Abraham and Mary Lincoln[edit]

Robert LincolnRobert Todd Lincoln1843 – 1926Mary Eunice HarlanFather of:
Eddie LincolnEdward Baker Lincoln
nickname: Eddie
1846 – 1850no spousedied of "chronic consumption"
Willie LincolnWilliam Wallace Lincoln
nickname: Willie
1850 – 1862no spousedied from typhoid fever
Tad LincolnThomas Lincoln
nickname: Tad
1853 – 1871no spousedied from tuberculosis

Andrew and Eliza Johnson[edit]

Martha Johnson1828 – 1901David Trotter Patterson 
Charles Johnson1830 – 1863no spouse 
Mary Johnson1832 – 1883Daniel Stover 
William Brown
Robert Johnson1834 – 1869no spousedied after suicide
Andrew Johnson, Jr.1852 – 1879Bessie May Kumbaugh 

Ulysses and Julia Grant[edit]

Frederick GrantFrederick Dent Grant1850 – 1912Ida Marie HonoréFather of:
Buck GrantUlysses S. Grant, Jr.
nickname: Buck
1852 – 1929Frances Josephine ChaffeeFather of 5 children, including Ulysses Simpson Grant IV (1893 – 1977)
America Workman Willno children
Nellie and Jesse Grant, with Julia Grant and Frederick DentEllen Wrenshall Grant
nickname: Nellie
1855 – 1922Algernon Charles Frederick SartorisMother of:
  • Grant Grenville Edward Sartoris (1875 – 1876)
  • Algernon Edward Sartoris (1877 – 1907)
  • Vivien May Sartoris (1879 – 1933)
  • Rosemary Alice Sartoris (1880 – 1914)
Frank Hatch Jones 
Jesse Root Grant1858 – 1934Elizabeth ChapmanFather of two, including Chapman Grant (1887 – 1983)
Lillian Burns

Rutherford and Lucy Hayes[edit]

Sardis Birchard Austin Hayes1853 – 1926Mary Nancy Sherman 
James Webb Cook Hayes1856 – 1934Mary Otis Brinkerhoff Miller 
Rutherford Platt Hayes1858 – 1927Lucy Hayes Platt 
Joseph Thompson Hayes
nickname: Jody
1861 – 1863no spousedied of dysentery
George Crook Hayes1864 – 1866no spousedied of scarlet fever
Frances Hayes
nickname: Fanny
1867 – 1950Harry Eaton Smith 
Scott Russell Hayes1871 – 1923Maude Anderson 
Manning Force Hayes1873 – 1874no spousedied in infancy

James and Lucretia Garfield[edit]

Eliza Arabella Garfield
nickname: Trot
1860 – 1863no spousedied of diphtheria in infancy[citation needed]
Hal GarfieldHarry Augustus Garfield
nickname: Hal
1863 – 1942Belle Hartford Mason 
James GarfieldJames Rudolph Garfield1865 – 1950Helen NewellFather of:
  • John Newell Garfield (1892–1931)
  • Newell Garfield (1895–1975)
  • Rudolph Hills Garfield (1899–1946)
Mollie, James, Hal, Irvin, and Abram GarfieldMary Garfield
nickname: Mollie
1867 – 1947Joseph Stanley-Brown 
Irvin McDowell Garfield1870 – 1951Susan Emmons 
Abram Garfield1872 – 1958Sarah Granger Williams 
Helen Grannis Matthews 
Edward Garfield1874 – 1876no spousedied of whooping cough

Chester and Ellen Arthur[edit]

William Lewis Arthur1860 – 1863no spousedied of "convulsions"
Chester Alan Arthur II1864 – 1937Myra Townsend 
Rowena Graves
Ellen Herndon Arthur
nickname: Nell
1871 – 1915Charles Pinkerton 

Grover Cleveland and Maria Halpin[edit]

See also section on Grover and Frances Cleveland
Oscar Folsom Cleveland1874 – 1947unknownalleged illegitimate child; adopted as "James E. King" into the family of James King in 1879

Benjamin Harrison[edit]

with Caroline Harrison[edit]

Russell Benjamin Harrison1854 – 1936May Angeline Saundersborn Russell Farnum Lord Harrison

Father of 2, including William Henry Harrison (1896 – 1990)

Mamie McKeeMary Scott Harrison
nickname: Mamie
1858 – 1930James Robert McKeeserved as acting First Lady
unnamed daughter1861no spousedied in infancy

with Mary Harrison[edit]

Elizabeth Harrison Walker1897 – 1955James Blaine Walker

Grover and Frances Cleveland[edit]

See also section on Grover Cleveland and Maria Halpin
Ruth ClevelandRuth Cleveland
nickname: Baby Ruth
1891 – 1904no spousedied of diphtheria
Esther ClevelandEsther Cleveland1893 – 1980William Sydney Bence BosanquetFirst Presidential child to be born in the White House.
Mother of Philippa Ruth Bosanquet (1920 – 2010)
Marion Cleveland1895 – 1977William Stanley Dell 
John Harlan Amen
Richard Folsom Cleveland
nickname: Dick
1897 – 1974Ellen Douglas Gailor 
Jessie Maxwell Black
Francis Grover Cleveland1903 – 1995Alice Erdman

William and Ida McKinley[edit]

Katie McKinleyKatherine McKinley
nickname: Katie
1871 – 1875died of typhoid fever
Ida McKinley1873died in infancy

Theodore Roosevelt[edit]

Main article: Roosevelt family

with Alice Roosevelt[edit]

Alice RooseveltAlice Lee Roosevelt
nickname: Princess Alice
1884 – 1980Nicholas Longworth IVMother of Paulina Longworth (1925 – 1957)

with Edith Roosevelt[edit]

Ted RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt, Jr.
nickname: Ted
1887 – 1944Eleanor Butler AlexanderFather of:
Kermit RooseveltKermit Roosevelt1889 – 1943Belle Wyatt WillardFather of:
Ethel RooseveltEthel Carow Roosevelt1891 – 1977Richard DerbyMother of:
  • Richard Jr. (1914 – 1922)
  • Edith Roosevelt Derby (1917 – 2008)
  • Sarah Alden (1920 – 1999)
  • Judith Quentin Derby (1923 – 1973)
Archie RooseveltArchibald Bulloch Roosevelt
nickname: Archie
1894 – 1979Grace LockwoodFather of:
Quentin RooseveltQuentin Roosevelt
nickname: Quentyquee or Quinikins
1897 – 1918no spousedied in combat in World War I

William and Helen Taft[edit]

Main article: Taft family
Robert TaftRobert Alphonso Taft1889 – 1953Martha Wheaton BowersFather of:
Helen Taft with her fatherHelen Herron Taft Manning1891 – 1987Frederick Johnson ManningMother of:
  • Helen Taft Manning (1921– 2013)
  • Caroline Manning (1925– present)
Charles Taft with his fatherCharles Phelps Taft II1897 – 1983Eleanor Kellogg ChaseFather of:
  • Eleanor Kellogg Taft
  • Sylvia Howard Taft
  • Lucia Chase Taft
  • Cynthia Herron Taft
  • Rosalyn Rawson Taft
  • Seth Chase Taft (1922 – 2013)
  • Peter Rawson Taft III

Woodrow and Ellen Wilson[edit]

Margaret WilsonMargaret Woodrow Wilson
nickname: Nistha
1886–1944no spouseServed as acting First Lady for a brief period
Jessie WilsonJessie Woodrow Wilson1887–1933Francis Bowes Sayre 
Eleanor WilsonEleanor Randolph Wilson1889–1967William Gibbs McAdoo 

Warren G. Harding[edit]

No natural children

with Florence Harding[edit]

Marshall Eugene DeWolfe
nickname: Pete
1880–1915Esther Naomi Neelystepson from Florence's first marriage, to Henry Athenton DeWolfe

with Nan Britton[edit]

Elizabeth Ann Britton
nickname: Emma or Ann
1919–2005Henry Edward Blaesingallegedly the daughter of Warren G. Harding; unproven as of 2011[8]

Calvin and Grace Coolidge[edit]

John CoolidgeJohn Coolidge1906–2000Florence TrumbullFather of:
  • Cynthia Coolidge Jeter (1933–1989)
  • Lydia Coolidge Sayles (1939–2001)
Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge, Jr.1908–1924no spouseDied of blood poisoning

Herbert and Lou Hoover[edit]

Herbert Hoover Jr.jpgHerbert Clark Hoover, Jr.1903–1969Margaret Ava WatsonServed as Under Secretary of State (October 4, 1954 - February 5, 1957) in the Eisenhower Administration. Variously named as "Herbert Hoover, Jr.,"[9] "Herbert Charles Hoover,"[10] and "Herbert Clark Hoover."[11]
Allan Hoover November 1930.jpgAllan Hoover1907–1993Margaret Coberly 

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt[edit]

Main article: Roosevelt family
Anna RooseveltAnna Eleanor Roosevelt1906–1975Curtis Bean DallMother of:
Clarence John BoettigerMother of John Roosevelt Boettiger (1939–present)
James Addison Halsted 
James RooseveltJames Roosevelt
nickname: Jimmy
1907–1991Betsey Maria CushingFather of Sara Delano Roosevelt (1932–present)
Romelle Theresa SchneiderFather of James Roosevelt, Jr. (1945–present)
Gladys Irene Owens 
Mary Lena Winskill 
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (I)1909no spousedied as an infant
Elliott RooseveltElliott Roosevelt1910–1990Elizabeth Browning DonnerFather of William Donner Roosevelt (1932–2003)
Ruth Josephine GooginsFather of:
  • Ruth Chandler Roosevelt (Lindsley) (1934–present)
  • Elliott "Tony" Roosevelt Jr. (1936–present)
  • David Boynton Roosevelt (1942–present)
Faye Margaret Emerson 
Minnewa Bell 
Patricia Peabody 
Franklin RooseveltFranklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (II)1914–1988Ethel du PontFather of:
Suzanne Perrin 
Felicia Schiff Warburg 
Patricia Luisa Oakes 
Linda McKay Stevenson 
John Aspinwall Roosevelt1916–1981Anne Lindsay ClarkFather of:
  • Haven Clark Roosevelt
  • Anne Sturgis "Nina" Roosevelt (1942–present)
  • Sara Delano "Sally" Roosevelt (1946–1960)
  • Joan Lindsay Roosevelt (1952–1997)
Irene Elder Boyd

Harry and Bess Truman[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotePlace of Birth
Margaret TrumanMary Margaret Truman1924–2008Elbert Clifton Daniel, Jr.Mother of:
  • Clifton Truman Daniel (1957–present)
  • William Wallace Daniel (1959–2000)
  • Harrison Gates Daniel (1963–present)
  • Thomas Washington Daniel (1966–present)
Independence, Missouri

Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Doud Dwight Eisenhower
nickname: Icky
1917–1921no spousedied of scarlet feverSan Antonio, Texas
John EisenhowerJohn Sheldon Doud Eisenhower1922–2013Barbara Jean Thompson

Father of:

Denver, Colorado
Joanne Thompson

John and Jackie Kennedy[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Arabella Kennedy1956no spousestillborn
Caroline KennedyCaroline Bouvier Kennedy1957 – presentEdwin Arthur Schlossbergcurrently the United States Ambassador to Japan

Mother of:

Manhattan, New York
John KennedyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.
nickname: John-John
1960 – 1999Carolyn Jeanne Bessettekilled in an airplane crashGeorgetown, D.C.
Patrick Bouvier Kennedy1963no spousedied after a premature birthOtis Air Force Base, Massachusetts

Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Lynda Bird RobbLynda Bird Johnson1944–presentCharles Spittal RobbCurrently the oldest living Presidential child

Mother of:

  • Lucinda Desha Robb (1968–present)
  • Catherine Lewis Robb (1970–present)
  • Jennifer Wickliffe Robb (1978–present)
Washington, D.C.
Luci JohnsonLuci Baines Johnson1947–presentPatrick John NugentMother of:
  • Patrick Lyndon Nugent (1967–present)
  • Nicole Marie Nugent (1970–present)
  • Rebekah Johnson Nugent (1974–present)
  • Claudia Taylor Nugent (1976–present)
Washington, D.C.
Ian Johnstone Turpin

Richard and Pat Nixon[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Tricia CoxPatricia Nixon
nickname: Tricia
1946–presentEdward Ridley Finch CoxMother of Christopher Nixon Cox (1979–present)Whittier, California
Julie EisenhowerJulie Nixon1948–presentDwight David Eisenhower IIMother of: Washington, D.C.

Gerald and Betty Ford[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Michael FordMichael Gerald Ford1950–presentGayle Ann BrumbaughFather of:
  • Sarah Joyce (1979–present)
  • Rebekah Elizabeth (1982–present)
  • Hannah Gayle (1985–present)
Jack FordJohn Gardner Ford
nickname: Jack
1952–presentJuliann FelandoFather of:
  • Christian Gerald (1997–present)
  • Jonathan August (1999–present)
Steven FordSteven Meigs Ford1956–presentno spouseEast Grand Rapids, Michigan
Susan BalesSusan Elizabeth Ford1957–presentCharles VanceMother of:
  • Tyne Mary (1980–present)
  • Heather Elizabeth (1983–present)
Washington, D.C.
Vaden Bales

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
John William Carter
nickname: Jack
1947 – presentJuliet LangfordFather of: Portsmouth, Virginia
Elizabeth Brasfield 
James Earl Carter III James Earl Carter III
nickname: Chip
1950 – presentCaron GriffinFather of James Earl Carter IVHonolulu, Hawaii
Ginger HodgesFather of Margaret Alicia Carter
Becky Payne
Donnell Jeffrey Carter
nickname: Jeff
1952 – presentAnnette Jene DavisFather of:
  • Joshua Jeffrey Carter
  • Jeremy Davis Carter
  • James Carlton Carter
New London, Connecticut
Amy Carter Amy Lynn Carter1967 – presentJames Gregory WentzelMother of Hugo James Wentzel (1999–present)Plains, Georgia

Ronald Reagan[edit]

with Jane Wyman[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Maureen Reagan1941–2001John Filippone Los Angeles, California
David Sills 
Dennis C. Revell 
Michael ReaganMichael Reagan1945–presentPamela Gail PutnamLos Angeles, California
Colleen SternsFather of:
  • Cameron Reagan (1978–present)
  • Ashley Reagan (1983–present)
Christine Reagan1947died shortly after birth

with Nancy Reagan[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpousePlace of Birth
Patti Davis1952–presentPaul Grilley (1984–1990)Los Angeles, California
Ron ReaganRon Reagan1958–presentDoria PalmieriLos Angeles, California

George H. W. Bush and Barbara Bush[edit]

Main article: Bush family
ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
George BushGeorge W. Bush1946–presentLaura Bush43rd President of the United States

Father of:

New Haven, Connecticut
Pauline Robinson Bush1949–1953died of leukemia
John BushJohn E. Bush
nickname: Jeb
1953–presentColumba BushFather of: Midland, Texas
Neil BushNeil Bush1955–presentSharon SmithFather of:
  • Lauren Bush (1984–present)
  • Pierce Bush (1986–present)
  • Ashley Bush (1989–present)
Midland, Texas
Maria Andrews 
Marvin BushMarvin P. Bush1956–presentMargaret Conway MolsterFather of:
  • Marshall Bush (1986–present) (adopted)
  • Walker Bush (1989–present) (adopted)
Midland, Texas
Dorothy KochDorothy Bush Koch
nickname: Doro
1959–presentWilliam LeBlondMother of:
  • Sam LeBlond (1984–present)
  • Ellie LeBlond (1986–present)
Harris County, Texas
Bobby KochMother of:
  • Robert Koch (1993–present)
  • Gigi Koch (1996–present)

Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton[edit]

ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Chelsea ClintonChelsea Clinton1980 – presentMarc MezvinskyMother of:
  • Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky (2014 - present)
Little Rock, Arkansas

George W. and Laura Bush[edit]

Main article: Bush family
ChildLifetimeSpouseNotesPlace of Birth
Barbara BushBarbara Pierce Bush1981 – presentnever marriedDallas, Texas
Jenna HagerJenna Bush Hager1981 – presentHenry HagerMother of:
  • Margaret Laura Hager (2013 - present)
Dallas, Texas

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama[edit]


Spouse (never married since)

NotesPlace of Birth
Malia ObamaMalia Ann Obama1998 – present Chicago, Illinois
Sasha ObamaNatasha "Sasha" Obama2001 – present Youngest living child of any PresidentChicago, Illinois

Living Presidential children[edit]

As of December 2013, 26 presidential children are living. In age order, they are:

The most recent presidential child to die was John Eisenhower, on December 21, 2013.


  1. ^ See, e.g., Angelo, First Families.
  2. ^ See, e.g., Zwicker, "America's Royalty", Presidential Studies Quarterly.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ [2],
  5. ^ [3],
  6. ^ Kenneth Robert Janken, Walter White: Mr. NAACP, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006, p.2
  7. ^ Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation at
  8. ^ Associated Press Wire Service. Secret Kept for Twenty Years: California Woman Says She is Daughter of Harding. Tri-City Herald, Pasco, Washington, p. 15, July 17, 1964.
    • Dean, John; Schlesinger, Arthur M. Warren Harding (The American President Series), Times Books, 2004. ISBN 0-8050-6956-9
  9. ^ Cameron Hawley, "The Honored Name I Bear?", Life, Oct 11, 1954
  10. ^ Hoover Genealogy, Herbert Hoover National HIstoric Site, National Park Service
  11. ^ "Herbert Clark Hoover (1903-1969)". Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, United States Department of State. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 

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