Comparative American Dynasties
Sperling, Godfrey, The Christian Science Monitor
I haven't seen it noted and it's probably arcane information of interest only to members of the hot-stove league of political observers who are always talking politics. But it's time someone mentioned that, should the president be reelected, the Bushes will have the opportunity to become the longest-serving family in the White House.
The Bushes are the only father and son to serve in the presidency since John Adams (1797-1801) and John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) each served a term. A minor detail, but historians will note it. And if George W. wins and finishes a second term, they'll probably also note that the Bush family time in the White House comes close to that of the …
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Publication information: Article title: Comparative American Dynasties. Contributors: Sperling, Godfrey - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 1, 2002. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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