Children in the White House
Many Presidents have had children or grandchildren who lived with them or visited often at the White House. Chelsea Victoria, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, enjoys spending time with her father. Chelsea is the first child to live in the White House since Amy Carter. An avid soccer player and ballet enthusiast, Chelsea's favorite subjects in school are math and foreign languages.
Amy Carter, President Jimmy Carter's daughter,
moved into the White House at the age of nine. She has three older brothers,
named Jack, Jeff, and Chip. Amy's mother, Rosalynn, once remarked, "Her brothers
are so much older that it is almost as though she has four fathers, and we have
had to stand in line to spoil her."
Lynda Johnson, President Lyndon B. Johnson's daughter, was
married to Charles Robb in 1967 in the East Room of the White House. It was
the first wedding to take place in the White House since 1914, when President
Woodrow Wilson's daughter, Eleanor, married William Gibbs McAdoo.
President John F.
Kennedy's children, John Jr. and Caroline, would often come to visit their father
in the Oval Office. The President enjoyed their company and loved to watch them
play. Caroline had a pony named Macaroni who roamed freely around the White
Thomas (Tad) Lincoln was the youngest son of
President Abraham Lincoln. Known for his antics around the White House Tad once
discovered how to make all of the White House bells ring at the same time --
much to the surprise of the entire staff and residents of the building!
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