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United States Political Dynasties & Families

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  • Senator Harry Flood Byrd, Jr. (1914 - 2013)
    Byrd was born December 20, 1914 in Winchester, Virginia, the eldest child of Harry F. Byrd Sr. and wife Anne Byrd (née Beverley). His siblings included a sister, Westwood ("Westie") and two brothers, R...
  • Governor Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. (1887 - 1966)
    Harry Flood Byrd, Sr. Byrd, of Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia was an American newspaper publisher, farmer and politician. He was a descendant of one of the First Families of Virginia. ...
  • Henry De La Warr Flood, U.S. Representative (1865 - 1921)
    Henry De La Warr 'H.D.' Flood, U.S. Representative U.S. Representative Henry Flood's Wikipedia Page Find A Grave Memorial ID # 7709348 Politcal Biography U.S. Representative Henry Flood — ...
  • Joel West Flood, U.S. Representative (1894 - 1964)
    Judge Joel West Flood Flood, Joel West (1894-1964) — of Appomattox, Appomattox County, Virginia. Born near Appomattox, Appomattox County, Virginia on August 2, 1894. Democrat. He attended the...
  • Nathan Fellows Dixon, III, US Senate & Congress (1847 - 1897)
    Fellows Dixon, III (August 28, 1847 – November 8, 1897) was a United States Representative and Senator from Rhode Island. Born in Westerly, he attended the common schools of Westerly and Phillips Acade...

A political family (also referred to as political dynasty) is a family in which multiple members have or are involved in American politics — particularly electoral politics. Members may be related by blood or marriage; often several generations or multiple siblings may be involved.

In the United States, many political families (having at least two generations serving in political office) have arisen since the country's founding. Such as the Adams, Bushes, Clintons, Dupont, Harrisons, Hoars, Keans, Kennedys, Lincolns, Livingstons, Madisons, Randolphs, Rockefellers, Roosevelts, Shermans, Tafts and Uphams families.

The largest know U.S. political family is currently believed to be the Kellogg-Adams-Seymour-Chapin family with 1,733 family members spanning from 1588-Present

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