Nation: The Unknown First Family

None of Reagan's four children is dedicated to politics

No law ever decreed that a presidential candidate must be accompanied on the campaign trail by a smiling wife and a bevy of pink-cheeked children. But a long tradition claims that the voters want a close look at every prospective First Family, and that they want any such family to be very familial indeed. No divorced man has ever been elected President, and except for Warren Harding, there has not been a childless President since James Buchanan (1857-61), who was also the only President to remain a lifelong bachelor.

Ronald Reagan lists family along...

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