Republican Convention: The Family Tree

It is full of high achievers, feisty women and twists of fate

LUCRETIA "LOULIE" (WEAR) WALKER 1874-1961 Oversaw a privileged and fun-loving household in St. Louis, Mo.

GEORGE HERBERT WALKER 1875-1953 Started a brokerage firm in his 20s that Merrill Lynch bought in 1974. A president of the U.S. Golf Association, he established the prestigious Walker Cup

FLORA (SHELDON) BUSH 1872-1920 Raised her children in the Ohio county where she grew up SAMUEL PRESCOTT BUSH 1863-1948 An Ohio steel magnate and adviser to President Hoover; believed in corporate paternalism like employee housing and compensation

SCOTT PIERCE 1866-1945 Came from a wealthy Pennsylvania family but lost all his money in the 1893 iron crash....

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