People, may 11, 1959

Assembled in the capital for a "Life with Father" luncheon at the Women's National Press Club and a visit to the White House, nine of the 20 living children of U.S. Presidents (plus other descendants of chief executives stretching back to John Adams) dropped some light-hearted footnotes to history. Among the Presidents subjected to filial gossip:

¶ William Howard Toft. Daughter Helen Taft Manning, 67, told her favorite yarn about her portly (300 Ibs.) father and his much-lampooned girth. When Taft was Civil Governor of the Philippines and recuperating from an illness, he reassured...

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