Stephen Hess

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Mr. Hess, a free-lance writer, is the author of America’s Political Dynasties: From Adams to Kennedy , recently published by Doubleday. He wrote the article on William Howard Taft in the October, 1966, AMERICAN HERITAGE .

Articles by this Contributor

August 1966

The members of Huey’s Louisiana clan who tried to follow his footsteps to the land of their dreams never quite matched his bumptious stride or dictatorial power—but they grew into a thriving political dynasty

October 1966

The only American ever to be both President and Chief Justice of this country was jolly, energetic, and weighed over three hundred pounds.

February 1967

Faced with war, famine, and bloody revolution, a political wheel horse turned into a first-class ambassador.