Family Ties: The Other Bill Clinton

In the battle between leading the free world and raising his child, guess which won?

Illustration by Gerard Dubois for Time

A daughter seeking her father's attention faces steep competition when he's also the leader of the free world. Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice smoked on the White House roof, buried a voodoo doll of the incoming First Lady under the White House lawn, jumped fully clothed into a cruise-ship pool — and persuaded a Congressman to follow. "I can either run the country or I can control Alice," Roosevelt once said. "I cannot possibly do both."

Alice was considered the first female celebrity of the 20th century, but her ordeal occurred well before 24-hour news and carnivores with cameras. Chelsea Clinton's did...

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