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First Kids

by Mark Hughes

The American public has always been fascinated by first families. We know much about the lives of the presidents and first ladies, but what about the children in the White House? Follow this gallery for images and information about some notable first kids.

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Robert Todd Lincoln (1843-1926)


Robert was the son of Mary and Abraham Lincoln, and was the only one of their children to reach adulthood. Robert witnessed the assassinations of three presidents--Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley. Following McKinley's shooting, Robert later refused to attend any functions involving U.S. presidents out of concern that he brought bad luck to them.

Fun Fact: Robert attended the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. in 1922.

Next: James Rudolph Garfield (1865-1950)

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