List of United States political families (B)

List of United States political families (B)

The following is an alphabetical list of political families in the United States whose last name begins with B.

The Babcocks and Weeks

*Joseph Weeks (1773-1845), Clerk of Richmond, New Hampshire 1802-1822; New Hampshire State Representative 1807-1809 1812-1913 1821-1826 1830 1832-1834; Associate Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in New Hampshire 1823 1827; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1835-1839. Grandfather of Joseph W. Babcock. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000247]
**Joseph W. Babcock (1850-1909), Wisconsin Assemblyman 1888-1892, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1893-1897. Grandson of Joseph Weeks. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000004]

The Bacas

*Jose Baca (1947-), U.S. Representative from California 1999-present. Father of Joe Baca, Jr. and Jeremy Baca. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001234]
**Joe Baca, Jr., California Assemblyman 2004-2006. Son of Jose Baca. [http://www.nhcsl.org/news/nov23-1-2004.html]
**Jeremy Baca, candidate for Democratic nomination for California Assembly 2006. Son of Jose Baca.

The Bacons

*Robert Bacon (1860–1919), United States Assistant Secretary of State 1905 to 1909, United States Secretary of State 1909, Ambassador to France 1909 to 1912. [http://www.state.gov/secretary/former/40840.htm]
**Robert Low Bacon (1884–1938), congressman from New York 1923 to 1938. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000019]

The Bacons of Massachusetts and New York

*John Bacon (1738-1820), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1801-1803. Father of Ezekiel Bacon. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000017]
**Ezekiel Bacon (1776-1870), Massachusetts State Representative 1805-1806, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1807-1813, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in Massachusetts 1811-1814, Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury 1814-1815, Justice of the Court of Common Pleas in New York 1818, New York Assemblyman 1819, delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention 1821, candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1824. Son of John Bacon. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000015]
***William J. Bacon (1803-1889), Utica, New York Attorney 1837; New York Assemblyman 1850; Justice of the New York Supreme Court 1854-1870; U.S. Representative from New York 1877-1879. Son of Ezekiel Bacon. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000020]

The Baileys

*John Moran Bailey (1904-1975), Chairman of the Democratic National Committee 1961-1968. Father of Barbara B. Kennelly. [http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/Archives/Summaries/col_baileyjohn.htm]
**Barbara B. Kennelly (1936-), Hartford, Connecticut Councilwoman 1975-1979; Connecticut Secretary of State 1979-1982; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1982-1999; candidate for Governor of Connecticut 1998. Daughter of John Moran Bailey. [http://www.nndb.com/people/638/000122272/]
**James J. Kennelly, Connecticut State Representative. Husband of Barbara B. Kennelly.
***John B. Kennelly, Hartford, Connecticut Common Court Councilman. Son of Barbara B. Kennelly and James J. Kennelly.
***Justin Kronholm, Executive Director of the Connecticut Democratic Committee. Grandson of John Moran Bailey.

The Bairds

*David Baird (1839-1927), Sheriff of Camden County, New Jersey 1887-1889 1895-1897; candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey 1910; U.S. Senator from New Jersey 1918-1919. Father of David Baird, Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000052]
**David Baird, Jr. (1881-1955), U.S. Senator from New Jersey 1929-1930, candidate for Governor of New Jersey 1931. Son of David Baird. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000053]

The Bakers

*Howard Baker, Sr. (1902-1964), Tennessee State Representative, Member of Scott County, Tennessee Board of Education 1931-1932, District Attorney for 19th Circuit of Tennessee 1932-1938, candidate for Governor of Tennessee 1939, candidate for U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1940, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1940 1948 1952 1956, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1951-1964. Father of Howard Baker. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000062]
*Irene Baker (1901-1994), Republican National Committeewoman 1960-1964, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1964-1965. Wife of Howard Baker, Sr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000064]
*Everett Dirksen (1896-1969), U.S. Representative from Illinois 1933-1949, U.S. Senator from Illinois 1951-1969, Chairman of the Republican National Committee 1953-1955 1957-1959. Father-in-law of Howard Baker. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=d000360]
*Alf Landon (1887-1987), Chairman of the Kansas Central Committee, Governor of Kansas 1933-1937, candidate for President of the United States 1936. Father-in-law of Howard Baker. [http://www.nps.gov/archive/elro/glossary/landon-alfred.htm]
**Howard Baker (1925-), candidate for U.S. Senate from Tennessee 1964, U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1967-1985, White House Chief of Staff 1987-1989, U.S. Ambassador to Japan 2001-2005. Son of Howard Baker, Sr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000063]
**Nancy Kassebaum Baker (1932-), U.S. Senator from Kansas 1978-1997. Wife of Howard Baker. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000017]
***Bill Kassebaum, Kansas State Representative. Son of Nancy Kassebaum Baker.

The Bakers of Indiana

*William Baker (1813-1872), Pennsylvania State Representative 1847-1849, Mayor of Evansville, Indiana 1859-1868 1870-1872. Brother of Conrad Baker. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/baker9.html#0EW07TS3K]
*Conrad Baker (1817-1885), Indiana State Representative 1845-1846, Indiana Circuit Court Judge 1852-1853, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 1856, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana 1865-1867, Governor of Indiana 1867-1873. Brother of William Baker. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/baker2.html#RF20W7N5H]

The Bakers of Indiana and Kansas

*John Harris Baker (1832-1915), Indiana State Senator 1862, U.S. Representative from Indiana 1875-1881, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1888, U.S. District Court Judge of Indiana 1892-1904. Brother of Lucien Baker. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000068]
*Lucien Baker (1846-1907), Attorney of Leavenworth, Kansas 1872-1874; U.S. Senator from Kansas 1895-1901. Brother of John Harris Baker. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000070]

The Baldaccis and Mitchells

*George J. Mitchell (1933-), candidate for Governor of Maine 1974, U.S. Attorney of Maine 1977-1979, U.S. District Judge of Maine 1979-1980, U.S. Senator from Maine 1980-1995. Cousin of John Baldacci.
*John Baldacci (1955-), Bangor, Maine Councilman 1978-1982; Maine State Senator 1982-1994; U.S. Representative from Maine 1995-2003, Governor of Maine 2003-present. Cousin of George J. Mitchell.

The Baldriges

*Howard Hammond Baldrige (1864-1928), Nebraska State Senator. Father of Howard M. Baldrige.
**Howard M. Baldrige (1894-1985), Nebraska State Representative 1923, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1924 1928, U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1931-1933. Son of Howard Hammond Baldrige. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000082]
***Howard M. Baldrige, Jr. (1922-1987), U.S. Secretary of Commerce 1981-1987. Son of Howard M. Baldrige. [http://www.nndb.com/people/484/000061301/]

The Baldwins and Barlows

*Abraham Baldwin (1754-1807), Georgia State Representative 1785, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Georgia 1785 1787 1788, U.S. Representative from Georgia 1789-1799, U.S. Senator from Georgia 1799-1807. Brother of Henry Baldwin. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000084]
*Henry Baldwin (1780-1844), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1817-1822, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1830-1844. Brother of Abraham Baldwin. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000087]
*Joel Barlow (1754-1812), U.S. Consul to Algiers, Algeria 1795-1797; U.S. Minister to France 1811-1812. Brother-in-law of Abraham Baldwin and Henry Baldwin. [http://www.cosmos-club.org/web/journals/2001/parker.html]

The Baldwin, Evarts, Hoar & Sherman family

"Main article": Baldwin, Hoar & Sherman family

An exceedingly large political family spanning the country's history. See the above article for details. Especially notable figures include:
*Roger Sherman (1721–1793)
*John Adams
*John Quincy Adams
*William Tecumseh Sherman
*Susan B. Anthony
*William Maxwell Evarts
*Roger Sherman Baldwin
*George Frisbie Hoar
*Archibald Cox
*John Sherman
*Oliver Phelps
*Roger Sherman Greene
*James Schoolcraft Sherman
*Alexander Buel Trowbridge

The Bambergers

*Simon Bamberger (1846-1926), Utah State Senator 1903-1907, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1904 1924, Governor of Utah 1917-1921. Father of Julian Bamberger. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/ballam-bancroft.html#RG10QGKGG]
**Julian Bamberger (1889-1967), Utah State Senator. Son of Simon Bamberger. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/ballam-bancroft.html#2CO0R9HZM]

The Bankheads and Brockmans

Three Senators and one Speaker of the House.
*Brockmans
**Thomas Patterson Brockman, Senator from South Carolina; maternal grandfather of John H. Bankhead II and William B. Bankhead
*Bankheads
**John H. Bankhead, Senator from Alabama; father of John H. Bankhead II and William B. Bankhead, son-in-law of Thomas Patterson Brockman [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000110]
**John H. Bankhead II, Senator from Alabama [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000111]
**William Brockman Bankhead, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; father of actress Tallulah Bankhead [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000113]

The Barbers

*Noyes Barber (1781-1844), Connecticut State Representative 1818, U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1821-1835. Uncle of Edwin Barber Morgan and Christopher Morgan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000125]
**Edwin Barber Morgan (1806-1881), U.S. Representative from New York 1853-1859. Nephew of Noyes Barber. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000948]
**Christopher Morgan (1808-1877), U.S. Representative from New York 1839-1843, New York Secretary of State 1847-1851, Mayor of Auburn, New York 1860 1862. Nephew of Noyes Barber. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000945]

The Barbours

*Thomas Barbour, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Father of James Barbour and Philip Pendleton Barbour.
*Benjamin Johnson, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Father-in-law of James Barbour.
**James Barbour (1775-1842), Virginia House Delegate 1796-1812, candidate for Governor of Virginia 1811, Governor of Virginia 1812-1814, U.S. Senator from Virginia 1815-1825, U.S. Secretary of War 1825-1828, U.S. Minister to Great Britain 1828-1829. Son of Thomas Barbour. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000127]
**Philip Pendleton Barbour (1783-1841), U.S. Representative from Virginia 1814-1825 1827-1830, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 1821-1823, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1836-1841. Son of Thomas Barbour. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000131]
**John S. Barbour (1790-1855), Virginia House Delegate 1813-1816 1820-1823 1833-1834, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1823-1833, delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention 1829 1830, Chairman of the Democratic National Convention 1852. Nephew of Thomas Barbour. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000128]
***John S. Barbour, Jr. (1820-1892), Virginia House Delegate 1847-1851, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1881-1887, U.S. Senator from Virginia 1889-1892. Son of John S. Barbour. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000129]

The Barcelos

*Antonio R. Barcelo (1868-1938), Puerto Rico Commonwealth Senator. Father of Carlos Romero Barcelo.
**Carlos Romero Barcelo (1932-), Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico 1969-1976; Governor of Puerto Rico 1977-1985; Puerto Rico Commonwealth Senator 1986-1989; Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico to the U.S. Congress 1993-2001. Son of Antonio R. Barcelo.

The Barksdales

*William Barksdale (1821-1863), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1852, U.S. Senator from Mississippi 1853-1861. Brother of Ethelbert Barksdale. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000147]
*Ethelbert Barksdale (1824-1893), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860 1868 1872 1880, Confederate States Representative from Mississippi 1861-1865, Chairman of the Mississippi Democratic Committee 1877-1879, U.S. Representative from Mississippi 1883-1887. Brother of William Barksdale. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000146]
*Alexis Barksdale (1990 - ), Daughter of George and Maria barksdale, she will soon be a well known fashion designer, photographer, and model. She will be based in Chicago, Illinois. ;D

The Barnwells

*Robert Barnwell (1761-1814), Delegate to the Continental Congress from South Carolina 1788-1789, delegate to the South Carolina Constitutional Convention 1788, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1791-1793, South Carolina State Representative 1795-1797, South Carolina State Senator 1805-1806. Father of Robert Woodward Barnwell. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/barnhardt-barratt.html#R9M0IOQTO]
**Robert Woodward Barnwell (1801-1882), South Carolina State Representative 1826-1828, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1829-1833, U.S. Senator from South Carolina 1850, Confederate States Provisional Representative from South Carolina 1861-1862, Confederate States Senator from South Carolina 1862-1865. Son of Robert Barnwell. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/barnhardt-barratt.html#R9M0IOQX7]

The Barreres

*Nelson Barrere (1808-1883), Ohio State Representative 1837-1838, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1851-1853. Uncle of Granville Barrere. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000174]
**Granville Barrere (1829-1889), member of the Canton, Illinois Board of Education; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1873-1875. Nephew of Nelson Barrere. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000173]

The Barringers

*Daniel Laurens Barringer (1788-1852), member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1813-1814 1819-1822, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1826-1835, Tennessee State Representative 1843-1845. Uncle of Daniel Moreau Barringer and Rufus Barringer. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000181]
*Paul Barringer, member of the North Carolina Senate. Father of Daniel M. Barringer and Rufus Barringer. [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=146658]
**Daniel Moreau Barringer (1806-1873), member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1829-1834 1840 1842 1854, delegate to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention 1835, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1843-1849, U.S. Minister to Spain 1849-1853, Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Committee 1872. Nephew of Daniel Laurens Barringer. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000182]
**Rufus Barringer (1821-1895), delegate to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention 1875, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina 1880. Nephew of Daniel Laurens Barringer. [http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/BARRINGER/2003-10/1066498977]

The Barrows

*Alexander Barrow (1801-1846), Louisiana State Representative, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1841-1846. Brother of Washington Barrow.
*Washington Barrow (1807-1866), U.S. Minister to Portugal 1841-1844, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1847-1849, Tennessee State Senator 1860-1861. Brother of Alexander Barrow.

The Barrys and Blackburns

*William T. Barry (1784-1835), Kentucky State Representative 1807, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1810-1811, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1814-1816, Kentucky State Senator 1817-1821, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1820-1824, Kentucky Secretary of States 1824-1825, candidate for Governor of Kentucky 1828, U.S. Postmaster General 1829-1835. Uncle of Luke P. Blackburn.
**Luke P. Blackburn (1816-1887), Governor of Kentucky 1879-1883. Nephew of William T. Barry.
**Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn (1838-1918), Kentucky State Representative 1871-1875, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1875-1885, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1895-1897 1891-1897. Nephew of William T. Barry.

NOTE: Luke P. Blackburn and Joseph Clay Stiles Blackburn were also distant cousins of U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay.

The Bartletts

*Roscoe Bartlett (1926-), U.S. Representative from Maryland 1993-present. Father of Joseph R. Bartlett. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000208]
**Joseph R. Bartlett (1969-), Maryland State Representative 1999-present. Son of Roscoe Bartlett.

The Bartletts of New Hampshire

*Josiah Bartlett (1729-1795), New Hampshire Assemblyman 1765-1775, Justice of the Peace in New Hampshire, Delegate to the Continental Congress from New Hampshire 1775-1776 1778, Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1782-1788, Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1788-1789, Governor of New Hampshire 1790-1794. Father of Josiah Bartlett, Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000206]
**Josiah Bartlett, Jr. (1768-1838), New Hampshire State Senator 1809-1810 1824, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1811-1813. Son of Josiah Bartlett. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bartlett-josiah-jr.html]

The Bartletts of Oklahoma

*Dewey F. Bartlett (1919-1979), Oklahoma State Senator 1962-1966, Governor of Oklahoma 1967-1971, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma 1973-1979. Father of Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr.. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bartlett-dewey-follett.html]
**Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., Tulsa, Oklahoma Councilman 1990-1994; candidate for Oklahoma State Senate 2004. Son of Dewey F. Bartlett. [http://www.oerb.com/Default.aspx?tabid=155]

The Bartleys

*Mordecai Bartley (1783-1870), Ohio State Senator 1816-1818, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1823-1831, Governor of Ohio 1844-1846. Father of Thomas W. Bartley. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bartley-mordecai.html]
**Thomas W. Bartley (1812-1885), Ohio State Representative 1829-1831, Ohio State Senator 1841-1845, Governor of Ohio 1844, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court 1852-1859. Son of Mordecai Bartley. [http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=57&PHPSESSID=654bd7482f87f15cc350389f69bd1421]

The Bartons

*David Barton (1783-1837), Missouri State Representative, U.S. Senator from Missouri 1821-1831. Brother of Joshua Barton.
*Joshua Barton, Missouri Secretary of State, U.S. Attorney in Missouri. Brother of David Barton.

The Bartons and Hamlins

*Courtney W. Hamlin (1858-1950), U.S. Representative from Missouri 1903-1905 1907-1919. Cousin of William Edward Barton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000119]
*William Edward Barton (1868-1955), delegate to the Missouri Judicial Convention 1896 1906, Prosecuting Attorney of Texas County, Missouri 1901-1902; Circuit Judge in Missouri 1923-1928 1934-1946; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1931-1933. Cousin of Courtney W. Hamlin. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000217]

The Bass

*Robert P. Bass (1873-1960), New Hampshire State Representative 1905 1909, New Hampshire State Senator 1910, Governor of New Hampshire 1911-1913. Father of Perkins Bass. [http://www.nndb.com/gov/952/000051799/]
**Perkins Bass (1912-), New Hampshire State Representative 1939 1941 1947 1951, New Hampshire State Senator 1949-1951, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1955-1963, candidate for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire 1962, Selectman of Peterborough, New Hampshire 1972-1976. Son of Robert P. Bass. [http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2007/12/a_republican_bass_becomes_a_de.php]
***Charles Foster Bass (1952-), candidate for the Republican nomination for U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1980, member of the New Hampshire General Court 1982-1988, delegate to the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention 1984, New Hampshire State Senator 1988-1992, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1995-2007. Son of Perkins Bass. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000220]

The Bateses

Three brothers:
*Frederick Bates, Governor of Missouri
*Edward Bates, Attorney General of the United States
*James Woodson Bates, delegate to U.S. Congress

The Bates of Massachusetts

*George J. Bates (1891-1949), Massachusetts State Representative 1918-1924, Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts 1924-1937; U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1937-1949. Father of William H. Bates. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000232]
**William H. Bates (1917-1969), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1950-1969. Son of George J. Bates. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000239]

The Bates and Thayers

*John Thayer (1820-1906), Nebraska Territory Senator 1860, delegate to the Nebraska Territory Constitutional Convention 1860 1866, U.S. Senator from Nebraska 1867-1871, Governor of Wyoming Territory 1875-1878, Governor of Nebraska 1897-1891. Uncle of Arthur Laban Bates. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000148]
**Arthur Laban Bates (1859-1934), Solicitor of Meadville, Pennsylvania 1889-1896; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1901-1913; delegate to the Republican National Convention 1924. Nephew of John Thayer. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000230]

The Battles

*John S. Battle (1890-1972), Virginia House Delegate 1929, Virginia State Senator 1934-1950, Governor of Virginia 1950-1954, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1952, candidate for Democratic nomination for President of the United States 1956. Father of William Cullen Battle. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/battle.html#RIF1ASC0J]
**William Cullen Battle, U.S. Ambassador to Australia 1962-1964. Son of John S. Battle. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/battle.html#RLI0PXOMH]

The Baxters

*James P. Baxter (1831-1921), Mayor of Portland, Maine 1893-1896 1904-1905. Father of Percival Proctor Baxter. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/baxter.html#S8Z1995AA]
**Percival Proctor Baxter (1876-1969), Maine State Representative 1905-1906 1917-1920, Maine State Senator 1909-1910, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1920 1924 1928, Governor of Maine 1921-1925. Son of James P. Baxter. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/baxter.html#RJP0NBK4E]

The Baxters of North Carolina and West Virginia

*John Baxter (1819-1886), member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1842-1843 1846-1848 1852-1857, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals 1877-1886. Father of George W. Baxter. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/baxter.html#RVP0IV3HE]
**George W. Baxter (1855-1929), Governor of Wyoming Territory 1886, delegate to the Wyoming Constitutional Convention 1889, candidate for Governor of Wyoming 1890, candidate for U.S. Senate from Wyoming 1893. Son of John Baxter. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/baxter.html#RQC14IE5Y]

The Bayard and Clayton family

"Main article": Bayard family
* John Bubenheim Bayard (1738–1807) Member, Pennsylvania state legislature, 1776; Delegate, Continental Congress from Pennsylvania, 1785; mayor, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1790; state court judge, New Jersey. Uncle of James A. Bayard, Sr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000250]
* Joshua Clayton (1744–1798) State court judge, Delaware; Governor, Delaware, 1789-96; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1798; he died in office 1798. Son-in-law of Richard Bassett; father of Thomas Clayton; uncle of John M. Clayton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000497]
* Richard Bassett (1745–1815) Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; member, Delaware state senate, 1782; member, Delaware state house of representatives, 1786; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1789-93; common pleas court judge, Delaware, 1793-99; Governor, Delaware, 1799-1801; Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, 1801-02. Father-in-law of Joshua Clayton and James A. Bayard, Sr.; grandfather of Richard H. Bayard and James A. Bayard, Jr.; great-grandfather of Thomas F. Bayard; great-great-grandfather of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.; great-great grandfather of Alexis I. du Pont Bayard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000226]
** James A. Bayard, Sr. (1767–1815) member, U.S. Representative, Delaware at-large, 1797-1803; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1804-13. Nephew of John Bubenheim Bayard; son-in-law of Richard Bassett; father of Richard H. Bayard and James A. Bayard, Jr.; grandfather of Thomas F. Bayard; great-grandfather of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.; great-great-great-grandfather of Alexis I. du Pont Bayard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000249]
** Thomas Clayton (1777–1854) Member, Delaware state house of representatives, 1802-06, 1810, 1812-13; member, Delaware state senate, 1808, 1821; secretary of state, Delaware, 1808-10; Delaware state attorney general, 1810-15; U.S. Representative, Delaware at-large, 1815-17; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1824-27, 1837-47; judge, common pleas court, Delaware, 1828; superior court judge, Delaware, 1832. Son of Joshua Clayton; cousin of John M. Clayton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000499]
** Richard H. Bayard (1796–1868) Mayor, Wilmington, Delaware, 1832; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1836-39, 1841-45; justice, Delaware state supreme court, 1839-41; U.S. Charge d'Affaires, Belgium, 1851-53. Grandson of Richard Bassett; son of James A. Bayard, Sr.; brother of James A. Bayard, Jr.; uncle of Thomas F. Bayard, Sr.; granduncle of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.; great-granduncle of Alexis Irenee du Pont Bayard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000251]
** John M. Clayton (1796–1856) Member, Delaware state house of representatives, 1824; secretary of state, Delaware, 1826; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1829-36, 1845-49, 1853-56; died in office 1856; justice, Delaware state supreme court, 1837; U.S. Secretary of State, 1849-50. Nephew of Joshua Clayton; cousin of Thomas Clayton; great-granduncle of C. Douglass Buck. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000496]
*** James A. Bayard, Jr. (1799–1880) U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1851-64, 1867-69; delegate, Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1860, 1864. Grandson of Richard Bassett; son of James A. Bayard, Sr.; brother of Richard H. Bayard; father of Thomas F. Bayard; grandfather of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.; great-grandfather of Alexis I. du Pont Bayard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000248]
**** Thomas F. Bayard (1828–1898) U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1869-85; candidate, Democratic nomination for President, 1880, 1884; U.S. Secretary of State, 1885-89; U.S. Ambassador, Britain, 1893-97. Great-grandson of Richard Bassett; grandson of James A. Bayard, Sr.; nephew of Richard H. Bayard; son of James A. Bayard, Jr.; father of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.; grandfather of Alexis I. du Pont Bayard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000253]
**** Henry A. du Pont (1838–1926) Colonel, Union Army, Civil War; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1906-17; defeated, 1916. Received the Medal of Honor in 1898 for his handling of the retreat at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19 1864. Cousin of T. Coleman du Pont. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000559]
**** T. Coleman du Pont (1863–1930) Delegate, Republican National Convention, Delaware, 1908 (alternate), 1920, 1928; member, Republican National Committee, Delaware, 1908-30; candidate, Republican nomination for President, 1916; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1921-22, 1925-28; defeated, 1922; resigned 1928. Cousin of Henry A. du Pont; father-in-law of C. Douglass Buck. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000560]
***** Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. (1868–1942) Lawyer; (Skull & Bones) Chairman, Delaware Democratic Party, 1906-16; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1922-29; defeated, 1928, 1930. Great-great-grandson of Richard Bassett; great-grandson of James A. Bayard, Sr.; grandnephew of Richard H. Bayard; grandson of James A. Bayard, Jr.; son of Thomas F. Bayard; married to Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard; father of Alexis I. du Pont Bayard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000252]
***** Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard (1880–1975) Alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention, Delaware, 1944. Married to Thomas F. Bayard, Jr.; mother of Alexis I. du Pont Bayard.
***** C. Douglass Buck (1890–1965) Governor, Delaware, 1929-37; member, Republican National Committee, Delaware, 1932; delegate, Republican National Convention, Delaware, 1936, 1940, 1944, 1948; U.S. Senator, Delaware, 1943-49; defeated, 1948. Great-grandnephew of John M. Clayton; son-in-law of T. Coleman du Pont. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001013]
****** Alexis I. du Pont Bayard (1918–1985) Lawyer; alternate delegate, Democratic National Convention, Delaware, 1948; Lieutenant Governor, Delaware, 1949-53. Descendant of Richard Bassett; great-great-great-grandson of James A. Bayard, Sr.; great-grandnephew of Richard H. Bayard; great-grandson of James A. Bayard, Jr.; grandson of Thomas F. Bayard; son of Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. and Elizabeth Bradford du Pont Bayard. [http://www.state.de.us/facts/history/delltgov.htm]

The Bayhs

*Birch E. Bayh II (born 1928), U.S. senator from Indiana, 1963–1981, and 1976 presidential candidate [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000254]
**B. Evans "Evan" Bayh III (born 1955), Secretary of State, Indiana, 1986-89, Governor, Indiana, 1989–1997, U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1999- [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001233]

The Baylies

*William Baylies (1776-1865), Massachusetts State Representative 1808-1809 1812-1813 1820-1821, Massachusetts State Senator 1825-1826 1830-1831, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1813-1817 1833-1835. Brother of Francis Baylies. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000256]
*Francis Baylies (1783-1852), candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1818, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1821-1827, Massachusetts State Representative 1827-1832 1835, U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Argentina 1832. Brother of William Baylies. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000255]

The Baylys

*Thomas M. Bayly (1775-1829), Virginia House Delegate 1804-1814, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1817-1823. Father of Thomas H. Bayly. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000258]
**Thomas H. Bayly (1810-1856), Virginia House Delegate 1836-1842, Judge of the Superior Court of Law and Chancery of Virginia 1842-1844, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1844-1856. Son of Thomas M. Bayly. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000259]

The Bealls

*James Glenn Beall (1894-1971), Maryland State Senator 1930-1934, U.S. Representative from Maryland 1943-1953, U.S. Senator from Maryland 1953-1965. Father of John Glenn Beall, Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000271]
**John Glenn Beall, Jr. (1927-2006), Maryland House Delegate 1962-1968, U.S. Representative from Maryland 1969-1971, U.S. Senator from Maryland 1971-1977, candidate for Governor of Maryland 1978. Son of James Glenn Beall. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000272]

The Beauregards, Slidells, and Villeres

*John Slidell (1793-1871), candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1828, District Attorney in New Orleans, Louisiana 1829-1833; Louisiana State Representative; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1843-1845; U.S. Minister to Mexico 1845-1846; U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1853-1861. Brother-in-law of P.G.T. Beauregard.
*P.G.T. Beauregard (1818-1893), Commissioner of Public Works of New Orleans, Louisiana. Brother-in-law of John Slidell.
**Jacques Villere (1761-1830), Justice of the Peace in Louisiana, candidate for Governor of Louisiana 1812, Governor of Louisiana 1816-1820. Step-grandson of P.G.T. Beauregard.

The Bedfords and Reads

*George Read (1733-1798), Delegate to the Continental Congress from Delaware 1774-1777, Delaware Assemblyman 1776-1788, President of Delaware 1777-1778, delegate to the Philadelphia Convention, U.S. Senator from Delaware 1789-1795, Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court 1793-1798. Father-in-law of Gunning Bedford, Sr.
**Gunning Bedford, Sr. (1742-1797), Delaware Assemblyman 1783-1787, Governor of Delaware 1796-1797. Son-in-law of George Read.
**Gunning Bedford, Jr. (1747-1812), Delegate to the Continental Congress from Delaware 1783-1784 1784-1786. Cousin of Gunning Bedford, Sr.

The Bedingers

*George M. Bedinger (1756-1843), Kentucky State Representative 1792, Kentucky State Senator 1800-1801, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1803-1807. Uncle of Henry Bedinger. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000301]
**Henry Bedinger (1812-1858), U.S. Representative from Virginia 1845-1849, U.S. Minister to Denmark 1853-1858. Nephew of George M. Bedinger. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000302]

The Bees

*Thomas Bee (1739-1812), South Carolina State Representative 1778-1779 1786-1788, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina 1779-1780, Delegate to the Continental Congress from South Carolina 1780-1781, South Carolina State Senator 1788-1790, Judge of U.S. District Court of South Carolina 1790-1812. Grandfather of Hamilton Prioleau Bee. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bedelle-beebe.html#RCD1F0GLR]
**Hamilton Prioleau Bee (1822-1897), Texas State Representative 1849-1859. Grandson of Thomas Bee. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bedelle-beebe.html#RQV0NIWEB]
***Carlos Bee (1867-1932), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1904 1908, Texas State Senator 1915-1919, U.S. Representative from Texas 1919-1921. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bedelle-beebe.html#R9M0IP3BG]

NOTE: Thomas Bee was also father of Texas Republic politician Barnard E. Bee, Sr. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bedelle-beebe.html#RDH0537LO] . Hamilton Prioleau Bee was also nephew of U.S. Representative James Hamilton, Jr. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/hamilton.html#R9M0IZ8XR] .

The Beilensons

*Anthony C. Beilenson (1932-), California Assemblyman 1964-1967, California State Senator 1967-1976, U.S. Representative from California 1977-1997. Father of Peter Beilenson. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000318]
**Peter Beilenson, Health Commissioner of Baltimore, Maryland; candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative from Maryland 2006. Son of Anthony C. Beilenson. [http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-08-07-relatives-cover_x.htm]

The Belfords

*James B. Belford (1837-1910), Indiana State Representative 1867, Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, U.S. Representative from Colorado 1976-1877 1879-1885. Cousin of Joseph M. Belford. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodsiplay.pl?index=B000326]
*Joseph M. Belford (1852-1917), Chairman of the Suffolk County, New York Republican Committee; Clerk of the Suffolk County, New York Surrogate Court; U.S. Representative from New York 1897-1899; delegate to the Republican National Convention 1900; Surrogate of Suffolk County, New York 1904-1910. Cousin of Joseph M. Belford. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000327]

The Bells

*John Bell (1765-1836), Governor of New Hampshire 1828-1829. Brother of Samuel Bell. [http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=29fb49a7078d7010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e449a0ca9e3f1010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD]
*Samuel Bell (1770-1850), New Hampshire State Representative 1804-1807, New Hampshire State Senator, New Hampshire Executive Councilman 1809-1811, Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1816-1819, Governor of New Hampshire 1819-1823, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire 1823-1835. Brother of John Bell. [http://www.nga.org/portal/site/nga/menuitem.29fab9fb4add37305ddcbeeb501010a0/?vgnextoid=a9078413a17d7010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e449a0ca9e3f1010VgnVCM1000001a01010aRCRD]
**James Bell (1805-1857), New Hampshire State Representative 1846-1850, candidate for Governor of New Hampshire 1854 1855, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire 1855-1857. Son of Samuel Bell. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000337]
**Charles H. Bell (1823-1893), New Hampshire State Representative 1858-1860, New Hampshire State Senator 1863-1864, U.S. Senator from New Hampshire 1879, Governor of New Hampshire 1881-1883, President of the New Hampshire Constitutional Convention 1889. Son of John Bell. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000331]
***Samuel Newell Bell (1829-1889), U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1871-1873 1875-1877. Grandson of Samuel Bell. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bell-samuel-newell.html]

The Bells and Brabsons

*Reese Bowen Brabson (1817-1863), Tennessee State Representative 1851-1852, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1859-1861. Uncle of Charles K. Bell. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000730]
**Charles K. Bell (1853-1913), Prosecuting Attorney of Hamilton County, Texas 1876; District Attorney of Hamilton County, Texas 1880-1882; delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1884; Texas State Senator 1884-1888; District Court Judge in Texas 1888-1890; U.S. Representative from Texas 1893-1897; Attorney General of Texas 1901-1904. Nephew of Reese Bowen Brabson. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000333]

The Belmonts

*John Slidell (1793-1871), Louisiana State Representative, candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1828, U.S. District Attorney in Louisiana 1829-1833, candidate for U.S. Senate from Louisiana 1834 1836 1848, U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1843-1845, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1853-1861, Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. Uncle-in-law of August Belmont. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000487]
**August Belmont (1813-1890), U.S. Minister to the Netherlands 1853-1857, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Nephew-in-law of John Slidell. [http://www.belcourtcastle.com/history/august_belmont.html]
***Perry Belmont (1851-1947), U.S. Representative from New York 1881-1889, U.S. Ambassador to Spain 1889. Son of August Belmont. [http://www.britannica.com/eb/topic-60010/Perry-Belmont]
***Oliver Belmont (1858-1908), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1900, U.S. Representative from New York 1901-1903. Son of August Belmont. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000352]

NOTE: John Slidells's brother-in-law, Matthew C. Perry, was also brother-in-law of George Washington Rodgers, Rodgers' brother, John Rodgers, was father-in-law of Montgomery C. Meigs, who was grandnephew of U.S. Postmaster General Return J. Meigs, Jr. Slidell was also grandfather-in-law of U.S. diplomat Joseph Grew and great-grandfather-in-law of U.S. diplomat Jay Pierrepont Moffat.

The Bennets

*William S. Bennet (1870-1962), New York Assemblyman 1901-1902, Justice of the New York City Municipal Court 1903, U.S. Representative from New York 1905-1911 1915-1917, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1808 1916, candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1936 1944, delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention 1938. Father of Augustus W. Bennet. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000370]
**Augustus W. Bennet (1897-1983), U.S. Representative from New York 1945-1947. Son of William S. Bennet. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000367]

The Bennetts

*Wallace Foster Bennett (1898-1693), U.S. Senator from Utah 1951-1974. Father of Robert Foster Bennett. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000384]
**Robert Foster Bennett (1933-), U.S. Senator from Utah 1993-present. Son of Wallace F. Bennett. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000382]

The Bennetts and Memmingers

*Thomas Bennett, Jr. (1781-1865), Governor of South Carolina 1820-1822. Adoptive father of Christopher G. Memminger. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bennett8.html#RHS0ULFUJ]
**Christopher G. Memminger (1803-1888), member of the South Carolina Legislature 1836-1852 1854-1860 1876-1879, Delegate to the Confederate States Provisional Congress from South Carolina 1861-1862, Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury 1861-1864. Adoptive son of Thomas Bennett, Jr.. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mellette-memorial.html#RIL18JDG2]

The Bennetts of Missouri

*Philip Allen Bennett (1881-1942), Chairman of the Dallas County, Missouri Republican Committee; delegate to the Republican National Convention 1912; Missouri State Senator 1921-1925; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri 1925-1929; candidate for Governor of Missouri 1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 1938; U.S. Representative from Missouri 1941-1942. Father of Marion Tinsley Bennett. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000380]
**Marion Tinsley Bennett (1914-2000), U.S. Representative from Missouri 1943-1949, Judge of U.S. Court of Claims 1972-1982, Circuit Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals 1982-1997. Son of Philip Allen Bennett. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000379]

The Bensons

*Henry L. Benson (1854-1921), District Attorney in Oregon 1892-1896, Oregon State Representative 1897, Circuit Court Judge in Oregon 1898-1914, Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court 1915-1921. Brother of Frank W. Benson.
*Frank W. Benson (1858-1911), Oregon Secretary of State 1907-1911, Governor of Oregon 1909-1910. Brother of Henry L. Benson.

The Bentons, Browns, Clays, Fremonts, and McDowells

The Benton-Brown-Fremont-Clay-McDowell family is a family of politicians from the United States. Below is a list of members:

*John Brown (1757-1837), Virginia State Senator 1783-1788, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia 1787-1788, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1789-1792, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1792-1805. Brother of James Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000929]
*John Breckinridge (1760-1806), candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky 1794, Attorney General of Kentucky 1795-1797, Kentucky State Representative 1798-1800, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1801-1805. Cousin of John Brown and James Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000787]
*James Breckinridge (1763-1833), Virginia House Delegate 1789-1802 1806-1808 1819-1821 1823-1824, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1809-1817. Cousin of John Brown and James Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/breckinridge.html]
*Francis Preston (1765-1836), Virginia House Delegate 1788-1789 1812-1814, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1793-1797, Virginia State Senator 1816-1820. Cousin of John Brown and James Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/preston.html]
*James Brown (1766-1835), Secretary of the Louisiana Territory, U.S. District Attorney of Louisiana Territory, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1813-1817 1819-1823, U.S. Minister to France 1823-1829. Brother of John Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000921]
*Henry Clay (1777-1852), U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1806-1807 1810-1811 1831-1842 1849-1852, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1811-1814 1815-1821 1823-1825, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representative 1811-1813 1813-1814 1815-1817 1817-1819 1819-1820 1823-1825, candidate for President of the United States 1824 1832 1844, U.S. Secretary of State 1825-1829. Brother-in-law of James Brown.
*Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), U.S. Senator from Missouri 1821-1851, U.S. Representative from Missouri 1853-1855. Cousin-in-law of James Brown and Henry Clay.
*James McDowell (1795-1851), Virginia House Delegate 1831-1835 1838, Governor of Virginia 1843-1846, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1846-1851. Brother-in-law of Thomas Hart Benton.
*Cassius Marcellus Clay (1810-1903), U.S. Ambassador to Russia 1861-1862 1863-1869. Second cousin of Henry Clay.
**Henry Clay, Jr. (1811-1847), Kentucky State Representative 1835-1837. Son of Henry Clay.
**John C. Fremont (1813-1890), Governor of California 1847, U.S. Senator from California 1850-1851, candidate for President of the United States 1856, Governor of Arizona Territory 18178-1881. Son-in-law of Thomas Hart Benton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000374]
**James Brown Clay (1817-1864), U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Portugal 1849-1850, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1857-1859. Son of Henry Clay. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000483]
**Charles Donald Jacob (1838-1898), Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky 1873-1878 1882-1884 1888-1890; U.S. Minister to Colombia 1886. Brother-in-law of James Brown Clay.

The Bentons and Dargans

*Lemuel Benton (1754-1818), South Carolina State Representative 1782-1788, Justice of Darlington County, South Carolina Court 1785 1791; delegate to the South Carolina Constitutional Convention 1788 1790; Sheriff of Cheraw District, South Carolina 1789 1791; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1793-1799. Great-grandfather of George W. Dargan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000396]
**George W. Dargan (1841-1898), South Carolina State Representative 1877, Circuit Court Solicitor in South Carolina 1880, U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1883-1891. Great-grandson of Lemuel Benton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000053]

The Bentsens

*Lloyd Bentsen (1921-2006), Hidalgo County, Texas Judge 1946-1949; U.S. Representative from Texas 1949-1955; U.S. Senator from Texas 1971-1993; candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States 1976; candidate for Vice President of the United States 1988; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1993-1994. Uncle of Ken Bentsen, Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000401]
**Ken Bentsen, Jr. (1959-), U.S. Representative from Texas 1995-2003, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate 2002. Nephew of Lloyd Bentsen. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000400]

The Bergens

*John Teunis Bergen (1786-1855), Sheriff of Kings County, New York 1821-1825 1828-1831; U.S. Representative from New York 1831-1833. Second cousin of Teunis G. Bergen. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000405]
*Teunis G. Bergen (1806-1881), delegate to the New York Constitutional Convention 1846 1867 1868, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860, U.S. Representative from New York 1865-1867. Second cousin of John Teunis Bergen. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000406]

The Bermans, Feinsteins, and Marianos

*Dianne Feinstein (1933-), candidate for Mayor of San Francisco, California 1975; Mayor of San Francisco, California 1978-1988; candidate for Governor of California 1990; U.S. Senator from California 1992-present; delegate to the Democratic National Convention 2000 2004. Former wife of Jack Berman.
*Jack Berman, Judge in California. Former husband of Dianne Feinstein.
**Katherine Feinstein Mariano (1957-), Superior Court Judge in San Francisco, California. Daughter of Dianne Feinstein and Jack Berman.

The Berrys

*Campbell P. Berry (1834-1901), California Assemblyman 1869-1873 1875-1880, U.S. Representative from California 1879-1883. Cousin of James Henderson Berry. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/berry.html#R9M0IPDM3]
**James Henderson Berry (1841-1913), Arkansas State Representative 1866 1872-1874, Arkansas State Court Judge 1878, Governor of Arkansas 1883-1885, U.S. Senator from Arkansas 1885-1907. Cousin of Campbell P. Berry. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/berry.html#R9M0IPDWP]

The Bibbs and Graves

*William Wyatt Bibb (1781-1820), Georgia State Representative 1803-1805, U.S. Representative from Georgia 1807-1813, U.S. Senator from Georgia 1813-1816, Governor of Alabama Territory 1817-1819, Governor of Alabama 1819-1820. Brother of Thomas Bibb. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/beucher-biddis.html#R9M0IPFDW]
*Thomas Bibb (1783-1839), delegate to the Alabama Constitutional Convention 1819, Governor of Alabama 1820-1821. Brother of William Wyatt Bibb. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/beucher-biddis.html#RFL0QOQ8F]
**Bibb Graves (1873-1942), member of Alabama Legislature, Montgomery, Alabama City Attorney; candidate for Governor of Alabama 1922; Governor of Alabama 1927-1931 1935-1939. Descendant of William Wyatt Bibb. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/graves.html#REG0NU4D3]
**Dixie Bibb Graves (1882-1965), U.S. Senator from Alabama 1937-1938. Wife of Bibb Graves. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/graves.html#R9M0IYKDH]

The Bibbs and Scotts

*Charles Scott (1739-1813), member of the Virginia Legislature 1789, Governor of Kentucky 1808-1812. Father-in-law of George M. Bibb. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/scott2.html#RFK0RRLZQ]
**George M. Bibb (1776-1859), Kentucky State Representative 1806 1817, U.S. District Attorney of Kentucky 1807-1808 1819-1824, Judge of the Kentucky Court of Appeals 1808-1810 1828, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1811-1814 1829-1835, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1844-1845. Son-in-law of Charles Scott. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/beucher-biddis.html#R9M0IPFAC]

The Biddles

*Biddle family of Philadelphia and New York

The Bidens

*Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (1942-), New Castle County, Delaware Councilman 1970-1972; U.S. Senator Delaware 1973-present; candidate for Democratic nomination for President 1988; candidate for 2008 Democratic nomination for President, withdrew nomination. Father of Joseph R. Biden III. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000444]
**Joseph R. Biden III (1969-), Attorney General of Delaware 2007-present. Son of Joseph R. Biden, Jr.. [http://www.delawaregrapevine.com/10-04joe&beau.asp]

The Biggs

*Benjamin T. Biggs (1821-1893), delegate to the Delaware Constitutional Convention 1852, U.S. Representative from Delaware 1867-1873, Governor of Delaware 1887-1891. Father of John Biggs.
**John Biggs, Attorney General of Delaware. Son of Benjamin T. Biggs.

The Biglers

*John Bigler (1805-1871), California Assemblyman 1850-1852, Governor of California 1852-1856, U.S. Minister to Chile 1857-1861. Brother of William Bilger. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bigger-bikar.html#RFZ172J1I]
*William Bigler (1814-1880), Pennsylvania State Senator 1841-1847, Governor of Pennsylvania 1852-1855, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1856-1861, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860 1864 1868, delegate to the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention 1872. Brother of John Bigler. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bigger-bikar.html#R9M0IPHN9]

The Bilbrays

*James Bilbray (1938-), Nevada State Senator 1981-1987, U.S. Representative from Nevada 1987-1995. Cousin of Brian Bilbray. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bilbray-james-hubert.html]
*Brian Bilbray (1951-), Imperial Beach, California Councilman 1976-1978; Mayor of Imperial Beach, California 1978-1985; member of San Diego County, California Board of Supervisors 1985-1995; U.S. Representative from California 1995-2001 2006-present. Cousin of James Bilbray. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000461]

The Bilirakis

*Michael Bilirakis (1930-), U.S. Representative from Florida 1983-2007. Father of Gus Bilirakis. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000463]
**Gus Bilirakis (1963-), Florida State Representative 1998-2006, U.S. Representative from Florida 2007-present. Son of Michael Bilirakis. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001257]

The Binghams

*Hiram Bingham III (1875-1956), Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut 1922-1924, U.S. Senator from Connecticut 1924-1933, Governor of Connecticut 1925. Father of Hiram Bingham IV and Jonathan Brewster Bingham. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000470]
**Hiram Bingham IV (1903-1988), U.S. Vice Consul in France 1939-1941, U.S. Vice Consul in Portugal, U.S. Vice Consul in Argentina. Son of Hiram Bingham III. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bingham.html]
**Jonathan Brewster Bingham (1914-1986), U.S. Representative from New York 1965-1983. Son of Hiram Bingham III. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bingham-jonathan-brewster.html]

The Binghams and Wardens

*Kinsley S. Bingham (1808-1861), Michigan State Representative 1837-1839 1841-1842, U.S. Representative from Michigan 1847-1851, Governor of Michigan 1855-1859, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1856, U.S. Senator from Michigan 18597-1861. Brother-in-law of Robert Warden, Jr.. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bingham.html#R9M0IPIX9]
*Robert Warden, Jr., delegate to the Michigan Constitutional Convention 1850. Brother-in-law of Kinsley S. Bingham. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/wardell-warnell.html#RRX15EU1X]

The Binghams and Willings

*Thomas Willing (1731-1821), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Common Councilman 1755; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Alderman 1759; Justice of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania City Court; Common Pleas Court Judge in Pennsylvania Colony; Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1763; Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court 1767-1777; member of the Committee of Correspondence in Pennsylvania Colony 1774; member of the Committee of Safety in Pennsylvania Colony 1775; Pennsylvania Colony Representative; Delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania 1775-1776. Father-in-law of William Bingham.
**William Bingham (1752-1804), Delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania 1786-1788, Pennsylvania State Representative 1790-1791, Pennsylvania State Senator 1794-1795, U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1795-1801. Son-in-law of Thomas Willing.

The Blacks

*Edward Junius Black (1806-1846), Georgia State Representative 1829-1831, U.S. Representative from Georgia 1839-1841 1842-1845. Father of George Robinson Black. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000494]
**George Robinson Black (1835-1886), delegate to the Georgia Constitutional Convention 1865, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1872, Georgia State Senator 1874-1877, U.S. Representative from Georgia 1881-1883. Son of Edward Junius Black. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodipslay.pl?index=B000497]

The Blackledges

*William Blackledge, member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1797-1799, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1803-1809 1811-1813. Father of William Salter Blackledge. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/blackdon-blackstone.html#R9M0IPMO2]
**William Salter Blackledge (1793-1857), member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1820, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1821-1823. Son of William Blackledge. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/blackdon-blackstone.html#R9M0IPMRL]

The Blagojeviches and Mells

*Richard Mell (1938-), candidate for Democratic Committeeman from Illinois 1972, Chicago, Illinois Councilman 1976-present; Democratic Committeeman from Illinois 1976-present. Father of Deborah L. Mell.
**Deborah L. Mell, current candidate for 2008 Illinois House of Representatives. Daughter of Richard Mell.
**Milorad Blagojevich (1956-), Illinois State Representative 1993-1997, U.S. Representative from Illinois 1997-2003, Governor of Illinois 2003-present. Son-in-law of Richard Mell.

The Blairs

* Francis Preston Blair (1791–1876), advisor to presidents Andrew Jackson – Andrew Johnson [http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0807830.html]
** Montgomery Blair (1813–1883), Postmaster General, 1861–1864, son of Francis Preston Blair. [http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-BlairM.html]
** Francis Preston Blair, Jr. (1821–1875), 1868 Democratic candidate for Vice President, Senator from Missouri, 1871–1873, son of Francis Preston Blair. [http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-BlairFSon.html]
** B. Gratz Brown (1826–1885), Senator, Governor of Missouri, nephew of Francis Preston Blair.

The Blairs of Missouri

*James T. Blair, Missouri State Representative 1899-1901, Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court 1915-1921 1922-1924, Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court 1921-1922. Father of James T. Blair, Jr.. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/blair.html#01311RD0A]
**James T. Blair, Jr. (1902-1962), Missouri State Representative, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1936 1960, Mayor of Jefferson City, Missouri 1947; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri 1949-1957; Governor of Missouri 1957-1961. Son of James T. Blair. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/blair.html#RIO0R04A6]

The Bledsoes and Chiltons

*Jesse Bledsoe (1776-1836), Kentucky Secretary of State, Kentucky State Representative 1812, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1813-1814, Kentucky State Senator 1817-1820. Uncle of Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor, Thomas Chilton, and William Parish Chilton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000554]
**Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor (1793-1874), Kentucky State Representative 1819-1820, Alabama State Representative 1824, U.S. Representative from Alabama 1829-1831, District Judge of the Republic of Texas, Justice of the Republic of Texas Supreme Court. Nephew of Jesse Bledsoe. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000257]
**Thomas Chilton (1798-1854), Kentucky State Representative, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1828-1831 1833-1835. Nephew of Jesse Bledsoe.
**William Parish Chilton (1810-1871), member of the Alabama Legislature 1839, U.S. Representative from Alabama 1843, Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court 1852-1856, Alabama State Senator 1859, Delegate to the Confederate Congress from Alabama 1861-1862, Confederate Representative from Alabama 1862-1865. Nephew of Jesse Bledsoe.

The Bloods

*William Blood, Kaysville, Utah Councilman. Father of Henry H. Blood.
**Henry H. Blood (1872-1942), Governor of Utah 1933-1941. Son of William Blood.

The Blounts

*William Blount (1749-1800), member of the North Carolina House of Commons 1780-1784, Delegate to the Continental Congress from North Carolina 1782-1783 1786-1787, North Carolina State Senator 1788-1790, Governor of the Southwest Territory 1790, U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1796-1797, Tennessee State Senator 1798-1800. Brother of Thomas Blount and Willie Blount. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000570]
*Thomas Blount (1759-1812), U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1793-1799 1805-1809 1811-1812. Brother of William Blount and Willie Blount. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000569]
*Willie Blount (1768-1835), Judge in Tennessee, Tennessee State Representative 1807-1809, Governor of Tennessee 1809-1815, candidate for Governor of Tennessee 1827, delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention 1837. Brother of William Blount and Thomas Blount. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/blount.html#RGB0QQBEV]
**William Grainger Blount (1784-1827), Tennessee State Representative 1811, Tennessee Secretary of State 1811-1815, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1815-1819. Son of William Blount. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/blount.html#R9M0IPS66]
***Hill McAlister (1875-1959), Tennessee State Senator 1911-1913, Chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party 1918-1920, Treasurer of Tennessee 1919-1927 1931-1933, Governor of Tennessee 1933-1937.Great-great-grandson of Willie Blount. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mayne-mcallen.html#RGB0QOWRM]

The Blunts

* Roy Blunt (born 1950), US Congressman from Missouri [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000575]
* Matt Blunt (born 1970), Governor of Missouri, son of Roy Blunt [http://www.gov.mo.gov/biography.htm]

The Boardmans

*Elijah Boardman (1760-1823), Connecticut State Representative 1803-1805 1816, Connecticut State Senator 1817-1821, U.S. Senator from Connecticut 1821-1823. Brother of David Sherman Boardman. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000577]
*David Sherman Boardman (1786-1864), Justice of the Peace in Connecticut, Connecticut State Representative. Brother of Elijah Boardman
**William Whiting Boardman (1794-1871), Connecticut State Senator 1830-1832, Connecticut State Representative 1836-1839 1845 1849-1851, U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1840-1843. Son of Elijah Boardman. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000578]

The Boehnes

*John W. Boehne (1856-1946), Evansville, Indiana Councilman 1897-1901; candidate for Mayor of Evansville, Indiana 1901; Mayor of Evansville, Indiana 1905-1908; delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1908; U.S. Representative from Indiana 1909-1913. Father of John W. Boehne, Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000587]
**John W. Boehne, Jr. (1895-1973), U.S. Representative from Indiana 1931-1943. Son of John W. Boehne. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000588]

The Bohlens and Eustis

*George Eustis Jr. (1828-1872), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1855-1859. Brother of James B. Eustis. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=E000228]
*James B. Eustis (1834-1899), Louisiana State Representative, Louisiana State Senator 1874-1878, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1876-1879 1885-1891, U.S. Ambassador to France 1893-1897. Brother of George Eustis Jr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=E000229]
**Charles E. Bohlen (1904-1974), U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union 1953-1957, U.S. Ambassador to Philippines 1957-1959, U.S. Ambassador to France 1962-1968. Grandson of James B. Eustis.

The Bonds and Grosvenors

*Charles H. Grosvenor (1833-1917), Ohio State Representative 1874-1878, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1896 1900, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1885-1891 1893-1907. Uncle of Charles G. Bond. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000497]
**Charles G. Bond (1877-1974), U.S. Representative from New York 1921-1923. Nephew of Charles H. Grosvenor. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000610]

The Boozmans

*John Boozman (1950-), U.S. Representative from Arkansas 2001-present. Brother of Fay Boozman. [http://www.boozman.com/]
*Fay Boozman, Health Director of Arkansas, candidate for U.S. Senate from Arkansas 1998. Brother of John Boozman. [http://www.washingtontimes.com/elections/candidate/52/]

The Borens

*Lyle Boren (1909–1992), US Congressman from Oklahoma. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000640]
**David Boren (born 1941), Governor of Oklahoma US Senator, and president of the University of Oklahoma, son of Lyle Boren. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000639]
***Dan Boren (born 1973), US Congressman from Oklahoma, son of David Boren. [http://www.house.gov/boren/biography.shtml]

The Boucks

*William C. Bouck (1786-1859), New York Assemblyman, New York State Senator, Sheriff of Schoharie County, New York, Governor of New York 1843-1844. Brother of Joseph Bouck. [http://www.nndb.com/people/053/000051897]
*Joseph Bouck (1788-1858), U.S. Representative from New York 1831-1833. Brother of William C. Bouck. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000659]
**Gabriel Bouck (1828-1904), Attorney General of Wisconsin 1858-1860, Wisconsin Assemblyman 1860 1874, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1868 1872, candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1874, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1877-1881. Son of William C. Bouck. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000658]

The Boudinots, Bradfords, and Stocktons

*Elias Boudinot (1740-1821), New Jersey Assemblyman 1775-1777, Delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey 1777-1778 1781-1783, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1789-1795, Director of the United States Mint 1785-1805. Brother of Elisha Boudinot. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/boude-bowe.html#R9M0IQ0FJ]
*Elisha Boudinot (1749-1819), Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court 1798-1804. Brother of Elias Boudinot.
*Richard Stockton (1730-1781), New Jersey Executive Councilman 1768-1774, Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court 1774-1776, Delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey 1776. Brother-in-law of Elias Boudinot. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/stockton.html#RCI0YR4DG]
**William Bradford (1755-1795), Attorney General of Pennsylvania 1780-1791, Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court 1791-1794, Attorney General of the United States 1794-1795. Son-in-law of Elias Boudinot. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bradby-bradish.html#RAL0XL36Y]
**Richard Stockton (1764-1828), U.S. Attorney for New Jersey 1789-1791, U.S. Senator from New Jersey 1796-1799, candidate for Governor of New Jersey 1801 1803 1804, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1813-1815, candidate for Vice President of the United States 1820. Son of Richard Stockton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000941]
***Robert F. Stockton (1795-1866), Governor of California 1846-1847, U.S. Senator from New Jersey 1851-1852. Son of Richard Stockton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000942]
****John P. Stockton (1826-1900), U.S. Minister to the Papal States 1858-1861, U.S. Senator from New Jersey 1865-1866 1869-1875, Attorney General of New Jersey 1877-1897. Son of Robert F. Stockton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000939]

The Bouldins

*Thomas Bouldin (1781-1834), Virginia Circuit Court Judge, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1829-1833 1833-1834. Brother of James Bouldin. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000663]
*James Bouldin (1792-1854), Virginia House Delegate 1825-1826, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1834-1839. Brother of Thomas Bouldin. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000662]

The Boulignys

*Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny (1773-1833), U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1924-1929. Uncle of John Edward Bouligny. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000664]
**John Edward Bouligny (1824-1864), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1859-1861. Nephew of Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000665]

The Boustanys, Edwards, and Reggies

*Edwin Edwards (1927-), Governor of Louisiana 1972-1980 1984-1988 1992-1996. Uncle-in-law of Charles Boustany.
**Charles Boustany (1956-), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 2005-present. Nephew-in-law of Edwin Edwards.
**Edmund Reggie (1926-), Presidential Elector for Louisiana 1960. Brother-in-law of Charles Boustany.

The Bowdoins

*James Bowdoin (1726-1790), delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention 1779 1780, Governor of Massachusetts 1785-1787. Father of James Bowdoin III. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/boude-bowe.html#1421DE6B8]
**James Bowdoin III (1752-1811), member of the Massachusetts Legislature 1776-1777, delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention 1779 1780. Son of James Bowdoin. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/boude-bowe.html#1421CFG7E]

The Bowdons and Bowies

*Franklin Welsh Bowdon (1817-1857), Alabama State Representative 1844-1845, U.S. Representative from Alabama 1846-1851. Uncle of Sydney J. Bowie. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000680]
**Sydney J. Bowie (1865-1928), Talladega, Alabama City Clerk 1885-1886; Talladega, Alabama Alderman 1891; Alabama Democratic Committeeman 1894-1899; U.S. Representative from Alabama 1901-1907. Nephew of Franklin Welsh Bowdon. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bowie.html#R9M0IQ3O8]

The Bowies and Johnsons

*Walter Bowie (1748-1810), delegate to the Maryland Constitutional Convention 1776, Maryland House Delegate 1780-1800, Maryland State Senator 1800-1802, U.S. Representative from Maryland 1802-1805. Brother of Robert Bowie. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000697]
*Robert Bowie (1750-1818), Maryland State Representative 1785-1790 1801-1803, Maryland State Court Judge 1790-1796, Governor of Maryland 1803-1806 1811-1812, Maryland State Senator 1809-1810. Brother of Walter Bowie. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bowie.html#RHL13L1MK]
**Walter Bowie, Jr., Levy Court Judge of Prince George's County, Maryland. Son of Walter Bowie.
***Thomas F. Bowie (1808-1869), Maryland House Delegate 1842-1848, candidate for Governor of Maryland 1843, candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1850, delegate to the Maryland Constitutional Convention 1851, U.S. Representative from Maryland 1855-1859. Grandson of Robert Bowie. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000696]
***William Duckett Bowie (1803-1873), Levy Court Judge of Prince George's County, Maryland; candidate for Maryland State Legislature; Maryland House Delegate. Nephew of Walter Bowie, Jr..
***Reverdy Johnson (1796-1876), Maryland State Senator 1821-1827, U.S. Senator from Maryland 1845-1849 1863-1868, Attorney General of the United States 1849-1850, Maryland House Delegate 1861-1862, U.S. Minister to Great Britain 1868-1869. Brother-in-law of Thomas F. Bowie. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/johnson7.html#R9M0J26NF]
****Oden Bowie (1826-1894), Maryland House Delegate 1849, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1864, Maryland State Senator 1867, Governor of Maryland 1869-1872. Son of William Duckett Bowie.

NOTE: Robert Bowie was also brother-in-law of Maryland House Delegates Benjamin Mackall IV [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mackay.html#1LX0VDG40] and Thomas Mackall [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mackay.html#1LX0Z7BUW] .

The Bradfords

*William Bradford (1590-1657), Governor of Plymouth Colony 1621-1633 1635-1636 1637-1638 1639-1644 1645-1657. Great-great-grandfather of William Bradford.
**William Bradford (1729-1808), Rhode Island Colony Representative, member of the Bristol County, Rhode Island Committee of Safety; member of the Rhode Island Colony Committee of Correspondence 1773-1776; Deputy Governor of Rhode Island 1775-1778; Delegate to the Continental Congress from Rhode Island 1776; U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1793-1797. Great-great-grandson of William Bradford.
***James G. Carter (1795-1849), Massachusetts State Representative. Descendant of William Bradford.
***Charles Sumner (1811-1874), candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1848, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts 1851-1855 1855-1857 1857-1873 1873-1874. Descendant of William Bradford.
***George B. McClellan (1826-1885), candidate for President of the United States 1864, Governor of New Jersey 1878-1881. Descendant of William Bradford.
***William Collins Whitney (1841-1904), U.S. Secretary of the Navy 1885-1889. Descendant of William Bradford.
****George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865-1940), New York City Alderman, acting Mayor of New York City 1893, U.S. Representative from New York 1895-1903, Mayor of New York City 1904-1909. Son of George B. McClellan.
****Robert F. Bradford (1902-1983), Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts 1945-1947, Governor of Massachusetts 1947-1949. Descendant of William Bradford.
****William Rehnquist (1924-2005), Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1972-1986, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1986-2005. Descendant of William Bradford.
****Adlai Stevenson III (1930-), Illinois State Representative 1965-1967, Treasurer of Illinois 1967-1970, U.S. Senator from Illinois 1970-1981, candidate for Democratic nomination for Vice President of the United States 1976, candidate for Governor of Illinois 1982 1986. Descendant of William Bradford.
****Edward Lamont, Jr. (1954-), Greenwich, Connecticut Selectman; candidate for Connecticut State Senate 1990; candidate for U.S. Senate from Connecticut 2006. Descendant of William Bradford.
****Sheldon Whitehouse (1955-), U.S. Attorney in Rhode Island 1994-1998, Attorney General of Rhode Island 1999-2003, candidate for Governor of Rhode Island 2002, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 2007-present. Descendant of William Bradford.

NOTE: Adlai Stevenson III is also great-grandson of U.S. Vice President Adlai E. Stevenson I, grandson of Illinois Secretary of State Lewis G. Stevenson, and son of Illinois Governor Adlai Stevenson.

The Bradfords and Tauls

*Micah Taul (1785-1850), U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1815-1817. Grandfather of Taul Bradford. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=T000054]
**Taul Bradford (1835-1883), Alabama State Representative 1871-1872, U.S. Representative from Alabama 1875-1877. Grandson of Micah Taul. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bradby-bradish.html#R9M0IQ7PD]

The Bradleys

*Stephen R. Bradley (1754-1830), County Judge in Vermont 1783, Vermont State Representative 1785, Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court 1788-1789, U.S. Senator from Vermont 1791-1795 1801-1813. Father of William Czar Bradley. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bradley8.html#R9M0IQ8AL]
**William Czar Bradley (1782-1867), U.S. Representative from Vermont 1813-1815 1823-1827, member of the Vermont Legislature. Son of Stephen R. Bradley. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bradley9.html#R9M0IQ8L7]

The Bradleys and Hendersons

*Lewis R. Bradley (1805-1879), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860, California Assemblyman 1861-1862, Governor of Nevada 1871-1879. Grandfather of Charles B. Henderson. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bradley6.html#RLI13CXQ4]
**Charles B. Henderson (1873-1954), Nevada State Representative 1905-1907, U.S. Senator from Nevada 1918-1921, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1928 1936. Grandson of Lewis R. Bradley. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/henderson.html#R9M0J07B7]

The Bradleys and Morrows

*William O'Connell Bradley (1847-1914), Prosecuting Attorney of Garrard County, Kentucky 1870; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1872 1876; candidate for U.S. Senate from Kentucky 1876; delegate to the Republican National Convention 1880; candidate for Governor of Kentucky 1887; candidate for Republican nomination for Vice President of the United States 1888; Republican National Committeeman 1890-1896; candidate for Republican nomination for President of the United States 1896; Governor of Kentucky 1895-1899; U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1909-1914. Brother-in-law of Thomas Zantzinger Morrow. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bradley9.html#R9M0IQ8OQ]
*Thomas Zantzinger Morrow, Kentucky State Senator, Kentucky Circuit Court Judge, candidate for Governor of Kentucky 1883. Brother-in-law of William O'Connell Bradley. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/morrow.html#RQZ00TWON]
**Edwin P. Morrow (1877-1935), U.S. District Attorney in Kentucky, candidate for Governor of Kentucky 1915, Governor of Kentucky 1919-1923. Son of Thomas Zantzinger Morrow. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/morrow.html#RG118ILOI]
**Christine Bradley South (1879-1957), delegate to the Republican National Convention 1920 1928 1932, Republican National Committeewoman. Daughter of William O'Connell Bradley. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/south.html#RYS1AZC4U]

NOTE: Christine Bradley South is also connected to the South-Cockrell-Hargis family. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/families/1330.html]

The Bradstreets and Wiggins

*Thomas Wiggin (1592-1667), Governor of Upper Plantation of New Hampshire. Grandfather of Andrew Wiggin.
**Simon Bradstreet (1603-1697), Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1679-1686 1689-1692. Father-in-law of Andrew Wiggin.
***Andrew Wiggin (1671-1756), New Hampshire Colony Representative, Justice of the New Hampshire Colony Supreme Court. Grandson of Thomas Wiggin.
****Elisha Williams (1694-1755), member of the Connecticut Colony Legislature. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.
****Benjamin Wade (1800-1878), U.S. Senator from Ohio 1851-1869. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.
*****Richard Henry Dana, Jr. (1815-1882), U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts 1861-1868. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.
*****Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841-1935), Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Court 1899-1902, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1902-1932. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.
*****Herbert Hoover (1874-1964), U.S. Secretary of Commerce 1921-1928, President of the United States 1929-1933. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.
*****Elliot Richardson (1920-1999), U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts 1959-1961, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts 1965-1967, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare 1970-1973, U.S. Secretary of Defense 1973, Attorney General of the United States 1973, U.S. Secretary of Commerce 1976-1977. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.
*****David Souter (1939-), Attorney General of New Hampshire 1976-1978, Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court 1978-1983, Justice of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1983-1990, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals 1990, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1990-present. Descendant of Simon Bradstreet.

The Bradys

*James H. Brady (1862-1918), Chairman of the Idaho Republican Committee 1904-1908, member of Idaho Legislature, Governor of Idaho 1909-1911, U.S. Senator from Idaho 1913-1918. Great-grandfather of Jerry Brady.
**Jerry Brady (1936-), candidate for Governor of Idaho 2002 2006. Great-grandson of James H. Brady.

The Brainerds and Smiths

*Lawrence Brainerd (1794-1870), U.S. Senator from Vermont 1854-1855, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1856. Father-in-law of J. Gregory Smith.
**J. Gregory Smith (1818-1891), Governor of Vermont 1863-1865. Son-in-law of Lawrence Brainerd.
***Edward Curtis Smith (1854-1925), Governor of Vermont 1898-1900. Son of J. Gregory Smith. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/smith3.html#RBI1ANCL6]

The Branches

*John Branch (1782-1863), North Carolina State Senator 1811-1817 1822, Governor of North Carolina 1817-1820, U.S. Senator from North Carolina 1823-1829, U.S. Secretary of the Navy 1829-1831, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1831-1833, Governor of Florida 1844-1845. Uncle of Lawrence O'Bryan Branch. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000763]
**Lawrence O'Bryan Branch (1820-1862), U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1855-1861. Nephew of John Branch. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/branch.html#R9M0IQA2B]
***William A.B. Branch (1847-1910), U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1891-1895. Son of Lawrence O'Bryan Branch. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/branch.html#R9M0IQA5U]

The Brandegees

*Augustus Brandegee (1828-1904), Connecticut State Representative 1854 1858-1859 1861, U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1863-1867, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1864 1880 1884, Mayor of New London, Connecticut; Corporation Counsel of New London, Connecticut 1897-1898. Father of Frank B. Brandegee. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000768]
**Frank B. Brandegee (1864-1924), Connecticut State Representative 1888 1899, Corporation Counsel of New London, Connecticut 1889-1893 1894-1897 1901-1902; U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1902-1905; Chairman of the Connecticut Republican Convention 1904; U.S. Senator from Connecticut 1905-1924. Son of Augustus Brandegee. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000769]

The Braxtons, Brockenbroughs, and Stevensons

*Carter Braxton (1736-1797), member of the Virginia Colony House of Burgesses 1761-1771, member of the Virginia House of Burgesses 1775-1776, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia 1776, Virginia House Delegate 1776-1783 1785-1786 1790-1794, member of the Virginia Council of State 1786-1791 1794-1797. Grandfather-in-law of William Brockenbrough and Andrew Stevenson. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000776]
**William Brockenbrough (1778-1838), Virginia House Delegate 1802-1803 1807-1809. Grandson-in-law of Carter Braxton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brockenbrough-brockmeyer.html#0KI0V1X07]
**Andrew Stevenson (1784-1857), Virginia House Delegate 1809-1816 1818-1821, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1821-1834, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 1827-1834, U.S. Minister to Great Britain 1836-1841. Grandson-in-law of Carter Braxton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/stevenson-steward.html#R9M0JDZW2]
***John White Brockenbrough (1806-1877), Judge of U.S. District Court in Virginia 1846-1861, Delegate to the Confederate States Provisional Congress 1861-1862, Confederate State District Court Judge 1861. Great-grandson of Carter Braxton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brockenbrough-brockmeyer.html#RD00ZX9HF]
***John W. Stevenson (1812-1886), Kentucky State Representative 1845-1848, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1848 1852 1856 1880, delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1849, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1857-1861, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1867, Governor of Kentucky 1867-1871, U.S. Senator from Kentucky 1871-1877. Great-grandson of Carter Braxton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/stevenson-steward.html#R9M0JE06O]
***Elliott Muse Braxton (1823-1891), Virginia State Senator 1852-1856, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1871-1873. Great-grandson of Carter Braxton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brant-braxton.html#R9M0IQBCC]
****William Tyler Page, candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1902. Descendant of Carter Braxton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/page.html#S6T11MO7E]

NOTE: William Brockenbrough was also father-in-law of U.S. Representative Edward Colston [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/collinsworth-combest.html#R9M0IT6KB] and uncle of U.S. Representative William H. Brockenbrough [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brockenbrough-brockmeyer.html#R9M0IQIIT] . William Tyler Page was also a relative of Virginia Governor John Tyler, Sr. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/tyler.html#REY113LFC] .

The Breathitts

*John Breathitt (1786-1834), Kentucky State Representative 1811, Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1828-1832, Governor of Kentucky 1832-1834. Great-grandfather of John S. Marmaduke. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brayman-breckenridge.html#RDH06C783]
**John S. Marmaduke (1833-1887), Governor of Missouri 1885-1887. Great-grandson of John Breathitt. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/marling-marschner.html#RIO04JYQ5]
***James Breathitt, Jr. (1890-1934), Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky 1927-1931, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1928. Descendant of John Breathitt. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brayman-breckenridge.html#RQA1CQFEM]
***Edward T. Breathitt (1924-2003), Kentucky State Representative 1952-1957, Governor of Kentucky 1963-1967, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1980. Nephew of James Breathitt, Jr.. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brayman-breckenridge.html#RG118IL0P]

NOTE: John S. Marmaduke was also son of Missouri Governor Meredith Miles Marmaduke [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/marling-marschner.html#RIO04HJ46] and nephew of Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/jackson4.html#RIO04FM4B] .

The Breckinridges

See Breckinridge family

The Brewers and Harts

*Edward Hart, Justice of the Peace in New Jersey Colony. Father of John Hart.
**John Hart (1713-1779), New Jersey Colony Assemblyman 1761-1771, member of the Hunterdon County, New Jersey Board of Freeholders; member of Committee of Safety in New Jersey; member of Committee of Correspondence in New Jersey; Delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey 1776; New Jersey Assemblyman 1776-1778; Chairman of the New Jersey Council of Safety 1777-1778. Son of Edward Hart. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000288]
***J. Hart Brewer (1844-1900), New Jersey Assemblyman 1876, U.S. Representative from New Jersey 1881-1885. Great-great-great grandson of John Hart. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000810]

NOTE: John Hart was also a descendant of Flushing, New York Clerk Edward Hart.

The Brices

*John Brice, Jr. (1705-1766), Clerk of the Anne Arundel County, Maryland Court; Justice of the Maryland Colony Supreme Court; Maryland Colony Governor's Councilman; Chief Justice of the Maryland Colony Supreme Court; Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland 1755-1756 1762-1763. Father of John Brice III and James Brice.
**John Brice III (1738-1820), Maryland Governor's Councilman 1779-1780, Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland 1780-1781. Son of John Brice, Jr..
**James Brice (1746-1801), Mayor of Annapolis, Maryland 1782-1783 1788-1789; Governor of Maryland 1792. Son of John Brice, Jr..

The Briggs

*James F. Briggs (1827-1905), New Hampshire State Representative 1856-1858 1874 1883 1891 1897, New Hampshire State Senator 1876, U.S. Representative from New Hampshire 1877-1883. Father of Frank O. Briggs. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000831]
**Frank O. Briggs (1851-1913), member of the Trenton, New Jersey School Board 1884-1892; Mayor of Trenton, New Jersey 1899-1902; Treasurer of New Jersey 1902-1907; Chairman of the New Jersey Republican Committee 1904-1911; U.S. Senator from New Jersey 1907-1913. Son of James F. Briggs. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000827]

The Brinkerhoffs

*Henry R. Brinkerhoff (1787-1844), U.S. Representative from Ohio 1843-1844. Cousin of Jacob Brinkerhoff. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000837]
*Jacob Brinkerhoff (1810-1880), Prosecuting Attorney of Richland County, Ohio 1839-1843; U.S. Representative from Ohio 1843-1847; Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court 1856-1859; Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court 1859-1871. Cousin of Henry R. Brinkerhoff. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000838]

The Bristows

*Francis Bristow (1804-1864), Kentucky State Representative 1831-1833, Kentucky State Senator 1846, delegate to the Kentucky Constitutional Convention 1849, U.S. Representative from Kentucky 1854-1855 1859-1861. Father of Benjamin Bristow. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/bristow-francis-marion.html]
**Benjamin Bristow (1832-1896), U.S. Solicitor General 1870-1872, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 1874-1876, candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States 1876. Son of Francis Bristow. [http://indopedia.org/Benjamin_Bristow.html]

The Brittons and Davis

*Forbes N. Britton, Texas State Senator. Father-in-law of Edmund J. Davis. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/britton.html#S1P01JOQO]
**Edmund J. Davis (1827-1883), District Court Judge in Texas 1856-1861, delegate to the Texas Constitutional Convention 1866, Governor of Texas 1870-1874, Republican National Committeeman 1872-1874, candidate for Governor of Texas 1880, candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 1882. Son-in-law of Forbes N. Britton. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/davis3.html#RFI15PJUG]

The Brocks

*William Emerson Brock I (1872-1950), U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1929-1931. Grandfather of William E. Brock III. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000850]
**William E. Brock III (1930-), U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1963-1971, U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1971-1977, Chairman of the Republican National Committee 1977-1981, U.S. Secretary of Labor 1985-1987, candidate for U.S. Senate from Maryland 1994. Grandson of William Emerson Brock I. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000851]

The Brodericks and Kennedys

*Andrew Kennedy (1810-1847), Indiana State Representative 1835, Indiana State Senator 1838, U.S. Representative from Indiana 1841-1847, candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana 1847. First cousin of David C. Broderick and Case Broderick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=K000102]
*David C. Broderick (1820-1859), candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1846, California State Senator 1850-1851, U.S. Senator from California 1857-1859. First cousin of Andrew Kennedy and Case Broderick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000857]
*Case Broderick (1839-1920), Mayor of Holton, Kansas 1874-1875; Prosecuting Attorney of Jackson County, Kansas 1876-1880; Kansas State Senator 1880-1884; Justice of the Idaho Territory Supreme Court 1884-1888; U.S. Representative from Kansas 1891-1899. First cousin of Andrew Kennedy and David C. Broderick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000856]

The Brodheads

*Richard Brodhead (1811-1863), Pennsylvania State Representative 1837-1839, Treasurer of Northampton County, Pennsylvania; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1843-1849; U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania 1851-1857. Father of Jefferson Davis Brodhead. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000861]
**Jefferson Davis Brodhead (1859-1920), District Attorney of Northampton County, Pennsylvania; delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1892 1904; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1907-1909. Son of Richard Brodhead. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000860]

The Brookes

*Robert Brooke, Sr. (1602-1655), Governor of Maryland Colony 1652. Father of Thomas Brooke, Sr..
**Thomas Brooke, Sr. (1632-1676), member of the Calvert County, Maryland House of Burgesses 1663-1669 1671-1676; Sheriff of Calvert County, Maryland 1660-1667; Chief Justice of Calvert County, Maryland Court 1667. Son of Robert Brooke, Sr..
***Thomas Brooke, Jr., Justice of the Peace in Calvert County, Maryland 1679-1681 1685-1689; Maryland Colony Councilman 1692-1707 1715-1722; Justice of the Maryland Colony Supreme Court 1694-1708; acting Governor of Maryland Colony 1720. Son of Thomas Brooke, Sr..

NOTE: Robert Brooke, Sr.'s son; Baker; was son-in-law of Maryland Colony Governor Leonard Calvert. Thomas Brooke, Jr. was also son-in-law of Maryland Colony Assemblyman Thomas Dent, Sr.; father-in-law of U.S. Representatives Charles S. Sewall and William Barton Wade Dent and Maryland Colony Assemblyman Philip Lee, Sr..

The Brooks and Hinshaws

*Edmund H. Hinshaw (1860-1932), Fairbury, Nebraska City Clerk 1889; candidate for U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1898; candidate for U.S. Senate from Nebraska 1901; U.S. Representative from Nebraska 1903-1911. Cousin of Edwin B. Brooks. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000639]
*Edwin B. Brooks (1868-1933), Superintendent of Schools of Newman, Illinois 1894-1897; Superintendent of Schools of Newton, Illinois 1897-1903; Superintendent of Schools of Greenville, Illinois 1903-1905; Superintendent of Schools of Paris, Illinois 1905-1912; Superintendent of Schools of Jasper County, Illinois 1914-1918; U.S. Representative from Illinois 1919-1923. Cousin of Edmund H. Hinshaw. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000877]

The Brooks and Overtons

*John H. Overton (1875-1948), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1931-1933, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1933-1948. Uncle of Overton Brooks. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=o000146]
**Overton Brooks (1897-1961), U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1937-1961. Nephew of John H. Overton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000884]

The Brooms

*Jacob Broom (1752-1810), Delaware Assemblyman 1784-1786 1788, delegate to the Philadelphia Convention. Father of James M. Broom. [http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0932017.html]
**James M. Broom (1776-1850), U.S. Representative from Delaware 1805-1807, Pennsylvania State Representative 1824. Son of Jacob Broom. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000888]
***Jacob Broom (1808-1864), Clerk of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court 1848-1852; candidate for President of the United States 1852; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1855-1857; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1858. Son of James M. Broom. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000887]

The Broomes

*James E. Broome (1808-1883), Florida Probate Court Judge 1843-1848, Governor of Florida 1853-1857, Florida State Senator 1861. Father of John Dozier Broome and James E. Broome. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/testing/bio1286.html]
**John Dozier Broome, delegate to the Florida Constitutional Convention 1885, Florida Circuit Court Judge 1887-1898. Son of James E. Broome. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/testing/bio1286.html]
**James E. Broome, Florida State Senator 1897. Son of James E. Broome. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/testing/bio1286.html]

The Brouns

*Paul Broun, Sr. (1916-2005), Georgia State Senator 1963-2001. Father of Paul Broun.
**Paul Broun (1946-), candidate for U.S. Representative from Georgia 1990, candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Georgia 1996, U.S. Representative from Georgia 2007-present. Son of Paul Broun, Sr..

The Broussards

*Robert F. Broussard (1864-1918), Prosecuting Attorney in Louisiana 1892-1897, U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1897-1915, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1915-1918. Brother of Edward S. Broussard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000896]
*Edwin S. Broussard (1874-1934), Prosecuting Attorney in Louisiana 1903-1908, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana 1916, U.S. Senator from Louisiana 1921-1933. Brother of Robert F. Broussard. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000895]

The Browns of California

*Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr. (1905–1996), Governor of California, 1959–1967; candidate for the Democratic nomination for President, 1960. [http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_32.html]
**Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. (born 1938), California Secretary of State 1971–1975, Governor of California 1975–1983; candidate for the Democratic nomination for United States President in 1976, 1980, and 1992; Chair of the California Democratic Party 1989–1991; Mayor of Oakland, 1998–2006, Attorney General of California 2007-present, son of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr. [http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_34.html]
**Kathleen Brown (born 1946), California State Treasurer 1991–1995, Democratic candidate for Governor of California (1994), daughter of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr., sister of Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown6.html#RWG01TAV2]
*Harold C. Brown (1908–1998), Justice of the California Court of Appeal, 1966–1976, brother of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown4.html#RVO0QADWW]
* Geoffrey F. Brown (born 1943), Commissioner California Public Utilities Commission 2001-present, and the Public Defender of San Francisco 1978–2000, nephew of Edmund G. "Pat" Brown Sr. and Harold C. Brown, cousin of Jerry and Kathleen Brown.

(The Browns are not related to Willie Brown, former Mayor of San Francisco, California and former Speaker of the California State Assembly.)

The Browns of Georgia

*Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894), Georgia Circuit Court Judge 1855-1857, Governor of Georgia 1857-1865, Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court 1868-1870, U.S. Senator from Georgia 1880-1891. Father of Joseph Mackey Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown5.html#R9M0IQQRU]
**Joseph Mackey Brown (1851-1932), Governor of Georgia 1909-1911 1912-1913. Son of Joseph E. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown5.html#RKA0XCGO0]

The Browns of Michigan

*Prentiss M. Brown (1889-1973), Prosecuting Attorney of Mackinac County, Michigan 1914-1926; Attorney of St. Ignace, Michigan 1916-1928; candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1924; candidate for Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court 1928; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1933-1936; U.S. Senator from Michigan 1936-1943. Father of Prentiss M. Brown, Jr. and Paul W. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown7.html#R9M0IQR9I]
**Prentiss M. Brown, Jr., candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1952 1956 1958 1960. Son of Prentiss M. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown7.html#RWI0SKGI5]
**Paul W. Brown, candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 1974. Son of Prentiss M. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown7.html#S1R0NTQ4T]

The Browns of Ohio

*Clarence J. Brown (1803-1965), Lieutenant Governor of Ohio 1919-1923, Ohio Secretary of State 1927-1933, candidate for Republican nomination for Governor of Ohio 1932, candidate for Governor of Ohio 1934, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1936 1940 1944 1948, Republican National Committeeman, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1939-1965. Father of Clarence J. Brown Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000909]
**Clarence J. Brown Jr. (1927-), U.S. Representative from Ohio 1965-1983, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1968 1972 1976 1984, candidate for Governor of Ohio 1982, acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce 1987. Son of Clarence J. Brown. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/brown-clarence-j-jr.html]
***Roy Brown, candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Representative from Ohio 2002. Son of Clarence J. Brown, Jr..

The Browns of Tennessee

*Foster V. Brown (1852-1937), delegate to the Republican National Convention 1884 1896 1900 1916, Attorney General in Tennessee 1886-1894, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1895-1897, Attorney General of Puerto Rico 1910-1912. Father of Joseph Edgar Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000915]
**Joseph Edgar Brown (1880-1939), U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1921-1923, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party 1922-1924, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1924. Son of Foster V. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown5.html#R9M0IQQOA]

The Browns of West Virginia

*William G. Brown, Sr. (1800-1884), Virginia House Delegate 1832 1840-1843, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1845-1849 1861-1863, delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention 1850, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1860, U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1863-1865. Father of William Gay Brown, Jr.. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown9.html#R9M0IQRZ7]
**William Gay Brown, Jr. (1856-1916), candidate for U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1896, U.S. Representative from West Virginia 1911-1916. Son of William G. Brown, Sr. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown9.html#R9M0IQS2Q]

NOTE: William Gay Brown, Jr. was also cousin of U.S. Senator Jonathan Prentiss Dolliver. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/doi-donahower.html#R9M0IV7P0]

The Browns and Howes

*Thomas Marshall Howe (1808-1877), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1851-1855, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1860. Father-in-law of James W. Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000854]
**James W. Brown (1844-1909), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1903-1905. Son-in-law of Thomas Marshall Howe. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000923]

The Browns, Bowens, and Francis

*John Brown (1736-1803), Treasurer of Rhode Island 1775-1796, Rhode Island State Representative 1782-1784, Delegate to the Continental Congress from Rhode Island 1784-1785, U.S. Representative from Rhode Island 1799-1801. Brother of Jabez Bowen. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000927]
*Jabez Bowen (1739-1815), Providence, Rhode Island Councilman 1773 1775; Rhode Island Assemblyman 1777; Deputy Governor 1778-1779 1781-1786; Rhode Island Superior Court Judge 1776-1781; Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court. Brother-in-law of John Brown.
**Benjamin Brown (1756-1831), Massachusetts State Representative 1809 1811-1812 1819, U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 1815-1817. Nephew of John Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000904]
***John Brown Francis (1791-1864), Rhode Island State Representative 1821-1829, Rhode Island State Senator 1831 1842 1845-1856, Governor of Rhode Island 1833-1838, U.S. Senator from Rhode Island 1844-1845. Grandson of John Brown. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000336]

The Browns and McMillins

*Neill S. Brown (1810-1886), Governor of Tennessee 1847-1849, U.S. Minister to Russia 1850-1853. Brother of John C. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown6.html#RGB0R173G]
*John C. Brown (1827-1889), Governor of Tennessee 1871-1875, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1876. Brother of Neill S. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/brown5.html#RGB0QZI1C]
**Benton McMillin (1845-1933), Tennessee State Representative 1874, Tennessee State Court Judge 1877, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1879-1899, Governor of Tennessee 1799-1803, U.S. Minister to Peru 1913-1919, U.S. Minister to Guatamala 1919-1921, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1928. Son-in-law of John C. Brown. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/mcmillen-mcmullin.html#R9M0J6BDH]

The Brownlows

*William Gannaway Brownlow (1805-1877), candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1842, delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention 1864, Governor of Tennessee 1865-1869, U.S. Senator from Tennessee 1869-1875. Uncle of Walter Preston Brownlow. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000963]
**Walter P. Brownlow (1851-1910), delegate to the Republican National Convention 1880 1884 1896 1900 1904, Postmaster of Jonesboro, Tennessee 1881; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1881-1883 1897-1910; Republican National Committeeman 1884 1896 1900. Nephew of William Gannaway Brownlow. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000962]

The Bruckers

*Ferdinand Brucker (1858-1904), East Saginaw, Michigan Alderman 1882-1884; Probate Court Judge of Saginaw County, Michigan 1888-1896; delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1896; U.S. Representative from Michigan 1897-1899. Father of Wilber Marion Brucker. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bruchhausen-brunner.html#R9M0IQU8N]
**Wilber Marion Brucker (1894-1968), Prosecuting Attorney of Saginaw County, Michigan 1923-1927; Attorney General of Michigan 1928-1930; Governor of Michigan 1931-1933; candidate for U.S. Senate from Michigan 1936; U.S. Secretary of the Army 1955-1961. Son of Ferdinand Brucker. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/bruchhausen-brunner.html#RH801K8C1]

The Brumms

*Charles N. Brumm (1838-1917), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1881-1889 1895-1899 1906-1909, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1884, Judge of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas 1909-1917. Father of George F. Brumm. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000977]
**George F. Brumm (1880-1934), candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1918 1920, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1923-1927 1929-1934. Son of Charles N. Brumm. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000978]

The Bryans

*Silas Bryan, Illinois state senator, Illinois judge.
**William Jennings Bryan, U.S. Representative from Nebraska, Democratic nominee for President of the United States (1896, 1900, 1908), U.S. Secretary of State, son of Silas Bryan.
***Ruth Bryan Owen, U.S. Representative from Florida, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, daughter of William Jennings Bryan.
***William Jennings Bryan, Jr. (1889-1978), assistant U.S. Attorney, Collector of Customs for the port of Los Angeles, son of William Jennings Bryan. [http://elibrary.unm.edu/oanm/NmU/nmu1%23mss499bc/nmu1%23mss499bc_m4.html]
**Charles W. Bryan, Mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska, Governor of Nebraska, Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States (1924), son of Silas Bryan, brother of William Jennings Bryan.

The Bryans of Florida

*Nathan P. Bryan (1872-1935), Florida State Senator 1911, U.S. Senator from Florida 1911-1917, Judge of U.S. Court of Appeals for Florida 1920-1935. Brother of William James Bryan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000992]
*William James Bryan (1876-1908), Solicitor of the Duval County, Florida Criminal Court of Record 1902-1907; U.S. Senator from Florida 1907-1908. Brother of Nathan P. Bryan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000994]

The Bryans of North Carolina and Tennessee

*Joseph Hunter Bryan (1782-1839), North Carolina State Representative 1804-1805 1807-1809, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1815-1819. Brother of Henry Hunter Bryan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000990]
*Henry Hunter Bryan (1786-1835), U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1819-1821. Brother of Joseph Hunter Bryan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000986]

The Bucks

*Daniel Buck (1753-1816), Prosecuting Attorney of Orange County, Vermont 1783-1785; delegate to the Vermont Constitutional Convention 1791; Vermont State Representative 1793-1794; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1795-1797; Attorney General of Vermont 1802-1803; Vermont State Representative 1906-1907. Father of Daniel Azro Ashley Buck. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001014]
**Daniel Azro Ashley Buck (1789-1841), Vermont State Representative 1816-1826 1828-1830 1830-1834, Attorney of Orange County, Vermont 1819-1822 1830-1834; U.S. Representative from Vermont 1823-1825 1827-1829. Son of Daniel Buck. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001015]

The Buckleys

*James L. Buckley (1923-), U.S. Senator from New York 1971-1977, U.S. District Court Judge in District of Columbia 1985-1996. Brother of William F. Buckley, Jr.. [http://www.nndb.com/people/540/000056372/]
*William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008), candidate for Mayor of New York City 1965. Brother of James L. Buckley. [http://www.nndb.com/people/149/000023080/]
*L. Brent Bozell Jr., conservative writer, aide to U.S. Senators Joseph McCarthy and Barry Goldwater, unsuccessful candidate for Maryland House of Delegates. Brother-in-law of James L. Buckley and William F. Buckley, Jr.
*Elliott Ross Buckley, candidate for Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana 1962. Cousin of James L. Buckley and William F. Buckley, Jr.

The Bulkeleys and Morgans

*Edwin D. Morgan (1811-1883), Hartford, Connecticut Councilman 1832; New York City Alderman 1849; New York State Senator 1850-1855; Chairman of the Republican National Committee 1856-1864 1876-1879; Governor of New York 1859-1863; U.S. Senator from New York 1863-1869. Cousin of Morgan G. Bulkeley. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000949]
*Morgan G. Bulkeley (1837-1922), Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut 1880-1888; candidate for Governor of Connecticut 1880; Governor of Connecticut 1889-1893; U.S. Senator from Connecticut 1905-1911. Cousin of Edwin D. Morgan. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001044]

The Bullitts

*Thomas Bullitt, military officer in the French and Indian War and the American Revolution, also surveyed Kentucky.
*Cuthbert Bullitt (1740-1791), delegate to the revolutionary Provincial Congress of Virginia, Commonwealth Attorney for Prince William County, Virginia, later became a state court judge and delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/buffum-bulloch.html#BULLITT]
**Alexander Scott Bullitt (1761-1816), delegate to Kentucky constitutional convention. Served in the Kentucky Senate and later became Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky.
***John Christian Bullitt (1824-1902), lawyer and Grandson of Alexander Scott Bullitt. Founded Drinker Biddle & Reath, drafted Philadelphia city charter.
****William Christian Bullitt, Jr., grandson of John Christian Bullitt. United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union 1933-1936, United States Ambassador to France 1936-1940.

The Burdicks

*Usher Burdick (1879-1960), North Dakota State Representative 1907-1911, Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota 1911-1913, State Attorney of Williams County, North Dakota 1913-1915; candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1932; U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1935-1945 1949-1953; candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from North Dakota 1944; candidate for U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1944. Father of Quentin N. Burdick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001079]
**Quentin N. Burdick (1908-1992), U.S. Representative from North Dakota 1959-1960, U.S. Senator from North Dakota 1960-1992. Son of Usher Burdick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001077]
**Jocelyn Burdick (1922-), U.S. Senator from North Dakota 1992. Wife of Quentin N. Burdick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001076]
**Robert W. Levering (1914-1989), candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 1948 1950 1954 1956 1962, U.S. Representative from Ohio 1959-1961. Son-in-law of Usher Burdick. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=L000260]

The Burgess, Gundersons, and Lees

*Andrew E. Lee (1847-1934), Governor of South Dakota 1897-1901, candidate for Governor of South Dakota 1908. Brother-in-law of Lyman Burgess and Hans Gunderson. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/lee1.html#RLB0YUBPJ]
*Lyman Burgess, Dakota Territory Representative 1862. Brother-in-law of Andrew E. Lee and Hans Gunderson. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burgess.html#RT305ZLVI]
*Hans Gunderson, Dakota Territory Councilman 1877-1878. Brother-in-law of Andrew E. Lee and Lyman Burgess. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/gunderson.html#ROG02SD4V]
**Carl Gunderson (1864-1933), South Dakota State Senator 1893 1897-1901 1917, Lieutenant Governor of South Dakota 1921-1925, Governor of South Dakota 1925-1927. Son of Hans Gunderson. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/gunderson.html#RLB0YT6T8]

The Burleighs

*William Burleigh (1785-1827), U.S. Representative from Maine 1823-1827. Father of John H. Burleigh. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/burleigh-william.html]
**John H. Burleigh (1822-1877), Maine State Representative 1862 1864 1866 1872, delegate to the Republican National Convention 1864, U.S. Representative from Maine 1873-1877. Son of William Burleigh. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001107]

The Burlesons

*Edward Burleson (1798-1851), President of the Republic of Texas 1841-1844, candidate for President of the Republic of Texas 1844, Texas State Senator 1846-1850 1851. Grandfather of Albert S. Burleson. [http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/BB/fbu40.html]
**Albert S. Burleson (1863-1937), U.S. Representative from Texas 1899-1913, U.S. Postmaster General 1913-1921. Grandson of Edward Burleson. [http://www.questia.com/library/encyclopedia/burleson-albert-sidney.jsp]

The Burnets

*William Burnet (1730-1791), member of the Newark, New Jersey Committee of Safety 1775; U.S. Surgeon General 1776-1783; Judge of the New Jersey Court of Common Pleas 1776; Delegate to the Continental Congress from New Jersey 1880-1881. Father of Jacob Burnet and David G. Burnet. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burket-burnet.html#RCE0WZZ6N]
**Jacob Burnet (1770-1853), Northwest Territory Councilman 1799-1802, Ohio State Representative 1814-1816, Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court 1821-1828, U.S. Senator from Ohio 1828-1831. Son of William Burnet. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burket-burnet.html#R9M0IR7VJ]
***David G. Burnet (1788-1870), President of the Republic of Texas 1836, Vice President of the Republic of Texas 1838-1841, Texas Secretary of State 1846-1848. Grandson of William Burnet. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burket-burnet.html#RDH0777TX]

The Burneys

*Willard H. Burney (1857-1943), Nebraska State Representative 1919. Father of Dwight Burney. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burnette-burnley.html#15V1E4YH3]
**Dwight Burney (1892-1987), member of the Nebraska Legislature 1945-1957, Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1957-1960 1961-1965, Governor of Nebraska 1960-1961. Son of Willard H. Burney. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/burnette-burnley.html#RI80Q1AJ5]

The Burrs and Alstons

*Aaron Burr (1756-1836), New York Assemblyman 1784-1785 1798-1801, Attorney General of New York 1789-1791, U.S. Senator from New York 1791-1797, Vice President of the United States 1801-1805. Father-in-law of Joseph Alston. [http://ap.grolier.com/article?assetid=0067730-00]
**Joseph Alston (1779-1816), Governor of South Carolina 1812-1814. Son-in-law of Aaron Burr. [http://www.sciway.net/hist/governors/jalston.html]
****Richard Burr, U.S. Senator from North Carolina, 2005-present. Twelfth cousin of Aaron Burr.

The Burrells and Huffs

*Jeremiah M. Burrell, District Judge in Pennsylvania. Father-in-law of George Franklin Huff. [http://www.pa-roots.com/~westmoreland/historyproject/vol1/chap35.html]
**George Franklin Huff (1842-1912), delegate to the Republican National Convention 1880, Pennsylvania State Senator 1884-1888, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1891-1893 1895-1897 1903-1911. Son-in-law of Jeremiah M. Burrell. [http://www.pa-roots.com/~westmoreland/historyproject/vol2/huffgf.html]

The Burrows

*Daniel Burrows (1766-1858), Connecticut State Representative 1816-1820 1826, delegate to the Connecticut Constitutional Convention 1818, U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1821-1823. Uncle of Lorenzo Burrows. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001140]
**Lorenzo Burrows (1805-1885), Treasurer of Orleans County, New York 1840; Supervisor of Barre, New York 1845; U.S. Representative from New York 1849-1853; New York State Comptroller 1855-1857. Nephew of Daniel Burrows. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001143]

The Burtons

*Phillip Burton (1926-1983), California Assemblyman 1956-1964, delegate to the California Democratic Convention 1968 1972 1976 1980 1982, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1968 1972, U.S. Representative from California 1964-1983. Brother of John L. Burton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001156]
*John L. Burton (1932-), U.S. Representative from California 1974-1982, California State Senator 1997-2005. Brother of Phillip Burton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001153]
*Sala Burton (1925-1987), delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1956 1976 1980 1984, U.S. Representative from California 1983-1987. Wife of Phillip Burton. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001158]

The Burtons of Indiana

*Danny L. Burton (1938-), Indiana State Representative 1967-1968 1977-1980, Indiana State Senator 1969-1970 1981-1982, U.S. Representative from Indiana 1983-present. Brother of Woody Burton.
*Woody Burton, Indiana State Representative. Brother of Danny L. Burton.

The Bushes, Davis, and Walkers

See Bush-Davis-Walker family political line

The Bushongs and Roberts

*Anthony Ellmaker Roberts (1803-1885), Sheriff of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 1839-1842; candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1843; U.S. Marshal in Pennsylvania 1850-1853; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1855-1859; candidate for Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1867. Grandfather of Robert Grey Bushong. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=R000304]
**Robert Grey Bushong (1883-1951), Pennsylvania State Representative 1908-1909, Judge of Berks County, Pennsylvania Orphans' Court 1914-1915; delegate to the Republican National Convention 1916 1924; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 1927-1929. Grandson of Anthony Ellmaker Roberts. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001171]

The Butlers

*Roderick R. Butler (1827-1902), Postmaster of Taylorsville, Tennessee; Tennessee State Senator 1859-1863 1893-1901; delegate to the Republican National Convention 1864 1872 1876; delegate to the Tennessee Constitutional Convention 1865; Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Committee; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1867-1875 1887-1889; Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Convention 1869 1882; Tennessee State Representative 1879-1885. Grandfather of Robert R. Butler.
**Robert R. Butler (1881-1933), Mayor of Condon, Oregon; Circuit Court Judge in Oregon 1909-1911; Oregon State Senator 1913-1917 1925-1929; U.S. Representative from Oregon 1928-1933. Grandson of Roderick R. Butler.

The Butlers and Belmonts

See Butler-Belmont Family

The Butlers and Walkers

*James A. Walker (1832-1901), Virginia House Delegate 1871-1872, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1895-1899. Great-grandfather of M. Caldwell Butler. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000056]
**M. Caldwell Butler (1925-), Virginia House Delegate 1962-1971, U.S. Representative from Virginia 1972-1983. Great-grandson of James A. Walker. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/butler-manley-caldwell.html]

The Byrds and Floods

* Colonel William Byrd I (1652–1704), married to Mary Horsmanden, daughter of Sir Warham Horsmanden a descendant of Charlemagne
** Colonel William Byrd II (1674–1744) of Westover Plantation-- Founded Richmond, Virginia. Member of the Royal Society of Great Britain and served on the Virginia House of Burgesses.
*** William Byrd III (1752–1777) - served on the Virginia House of Burgesses.
*Colonel William Byrd (1828-1896) moved to Texas and was appointed adjutant general of the Confederate state of Texas. Married the daughter of Robert Jones Rivers
* Richard Evelyn BYRD II, brother to 1828 William Byrd, married Eleanor Bolling Flood the daughter of Henry Delaware Flood, thus uniting these families.
*Henry D. Flood (1865–1921), U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1901–1921. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000210]
*Joel W. Flood (1894–1964), U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1932–1933; brother of Henry D. Flood and uncle of Harry Byrd Sr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000211]
**Harry F. Byrd Sr. (1887–1966), Governor of Virginia, 1926–1930; Vice Chair of the Democratic Party, 1929; candidate for Democratic nomination for President, 1932; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1933–1965; nominee for President of the States Rights Party, 1956; received 15 electoral votes for President, 1960; nephew of Henry D. Flood and Joel West Flood, father of Harry Byrd, Jr; brother of Richard Evelyn Byrd, aviator, explorer. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001208]
***Harry F. Byrd Jr. (born 1914), U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1965–1983; son of Harry F. Byrd Sr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001209]

(The Virginia Byrds are not related to Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, who was born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr. and renamed after his aunt and uncle Vlurma and Titus Byrd)

The Byrns

*Joseph W. Byrns, Sr. (1869-1936), candidate for District Attorney of Davidson County, Tennessee 1902, U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1909-1936. Father of Joseph W. Byrns, Jr.. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001217]
**Joseph W. Byrns, Jr. (1903-1973), U.S. Representative from Tennessee 1939-1941. Son of Joseph W. Byrns, Sr. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001218]

The Byrnes

*Brendan Byrne (1924-), New Jersey Superior Court Judge 1970-1973, Governor of New Jersey 1974-1982, delegate to the Democratic National Convention 1980. Father of Brendan T. Byrne, Jr.. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/byrne.html#RJD0VB0WL]
**Brendan T. Byrne, Jr., Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic Party 1994-1997, candidate for Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate from New Jersey 2000. Son of Brendan Byrne. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/byrne.html#S950MPR9G]

The Byrons

*Louis E. McComas (1846-1907), candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 1876, U.S. Representative from Maryland 1883-1891, Justice of the District of Columbia Supreme Court 1892-1899, U.S. Senator from Maryland 1899-1905, Judge of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals 1905-1907. Grandfather of Katharine Byron. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000351]
**Katharine Byron (1903-1976), U.S. Representative from Maryland 1941-1943. Granddaughter of Louis E. McComas. [http://www.infoplease.com/biography/us/congress/byron-katharine-edgar.html]
**William D. Byron (1895-1941), Mayor of Williamsport, Maryland 1926-1930; Maryland State Senator 1930-1934; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1939-1941. Husband of Katharine Byron. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001206]
***Goodloe Byron (1929-1978), Maryland House Delegate 1963-1967, Maryland State Senator 1967-1971, U.S. Representative from Maryland 1971-1978. Son of Katharine Byron and William D. Byron. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001221]
***Beverly Byron (1932-), U.S. Representative from Maryland 1979-1993. Wife of Goodloe Byron. [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001220]

NOTE: William D. Byron was also grandson of Williamsport, Maryland Mayor William Byron.


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