Family Firsts

The presidential firsts related to the family of the President of the United States.

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Children
First president with biological childrenJohn Adams
First president without biological childrenGeorge Washington
First president with adopted childrenGeorge Washington
First president to have 10 or more childrenWilliam Henry Harrison
First president to have a child die while in officeJohn AdamsCharles Adams
First president to have a child born in the White HouseGrover Cleveland
First president to have a child marry at the White HouseJames Monroe
First president to have a son marry at the White HouseJohn Quincy Adams

Marriage
First president to have never wedJames Buchanan
First president married in the White HouseGrover Cleveland
First president to be married at least 75 yearsJimmy Carter
First president to be married to a member of CongressBill ClintonSen. Hillary Clinton, NY
First president to be married to a Cabinet MemberBill ClintonSec. State Hillary Clinton
First president to be married to a presidential candidateBill ClintonHillary Clinton
First president to marry a divorceeAndrew Jackson
First president to have been divorcedRonald ReaganJane Wyman
First president to have been widowed prior to inaugurationThomas Jefferson
First president widowed while in officeJohn Tyler
First president to remarry while in officeJohn Tyler

Parents
First president born to immigrant parentsAndrew Jackson
First president born after the death of his fatherAndrew Jackson
First president whose father lived to see him become presidentJohn Quincy AdamsFather, John Adams
First president to have a parent live through his presidencyJames MadisonMother, Nelly
First president to leave office while his father was still aliveMillard Fillmore
First president to have both parents alive during his presidencyUlysses S. Grant
First president to leave office while both parents were still aliveGeorge W. Bush
First president to predecease a parentJames K. Polk
First president to predecease his fatherWarren G. Harding
First president to predecease both parentsJohn F. Kennedy
First president to be the son of another presidentJohn Quincy AdamsFather, John Adams

Second Generation
First president to be the grandson of another presidentBenjamin Harrison
First president to predecease a grandparentJohn F. Kennedy

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