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Stephen Hess

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 .

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Faced with war, famine, and bloody revolution, a political wheel horse turned into a first-class ambassador. Read >>
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 Read >>
The only American ever to be both President and Chief Justice of this country was jolly, energetic, and weighed over three hundred pounds. Read >>

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