Childless Presidents

By Karen Harris
John F Kennedy (1917 - 1963), American president-elect, with his wife Jacqueline (1929 - 1994) at the christening of their son John F Jr. (1960 - 1999) in Washington. Source: (

When we elect a president to lead our country, we are also, indirectly, electing a first family that includes presidential children ... usually. Nearly all of our former presidents balanced the demands of being the Commander-in-Chief with fatherhood, but not all. Did you know that five of our former presidents did not father children? Let's look at the childless presidents of the U.S.