Chief Executives Who Were Sons, Grandsons and Cousins
George W. Bush wasn't the first American president to be related to an earlier president. Lots of old presidents were distant cousins, especially during the first 100 years of the Republic when the country's population (and the pool of likely candidates) was much smaller than today. Even Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon were distant cousins.
But George W. Bush and his father, George Bush, were one of the few pairs to share close blood ties. Here's a closer look at that select group.