18 photos of presidents doting on their kids

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Ronald Reagan reading a magazine with his daughter, Maureen, circa 1945.
Ronald Reagan reading a magazine with his daughter, Maureen, circa 1945. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Theodore Roosevelt had six children: Theodore, Alice, Kermit, Quentin, Archibald, and Ethel.

Theodore Roosevelt poses for a family portrait with his wife and children.
Theodore Roosevelt poses for a family portrait with his wife and children. Buyenlarge/Getty Images

Alice was Roosevelt's only child from his first marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee, who died less than two days after giving birth. Roosevelt's second wife, Edith Kermit Carow, had his other five children.

Calvin Coolidge had two sons: John and Calvin Jr.

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John Coolidge, President Calvin Coolidge, Calvin Coolidge, Jr., first lady Grace Coolidge, and George Christian looking over the White House lawns in 1930. FPG/Getty Images

Coolidge married Grace Anna Goodhue in 1905, and the couple later had two sons. Calvin Jr. died from blood poisoning when he was only 16, and John went on to work in private industry, where he established and ran a factory making cheese in Vermont.

Herbert Hoover and his wife, Lou, had two sons: Herbert Jr. and Allan.

Herbert Hoover with Herbert Hoover Jr.
Herbert Hoover with Herbert Hoover Jr. Corbis/Getty Images

According to the Miller Center, Allan worked as a banker and Herbert Jr. became a mining engineer.

Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, had six children: Anna, James, Franklin Jr., Elliott, Franklin Jr., and John.

Franklin D. Roosevelt with his daughter Anna, granddaughter, Anna, and grandson, Curtis.
Franklin D. Roosevelt with his daughter Anna, granddaughter, Anna, and grandson, Curtis. Bettmann/Getty Images

Roosevelt's first son named Franklin died in infancy. According to the Miller Center, "The children played important roles in their father's life while he was President, offering him emotional comfort, tending to the physical needs of a man withered by polio, and, in some cases, helping him execute his daily duties as chief executive of the United States government."

Harry Truman and his wife, Bess, had one child, Margaret, pictured below.

Harry Truman and his daughter Margaret at her graduation in 1946.
Harry Truman and his daughter, Margaret, at her graduation in 1946. Underwood Archives/Getty Images

Margaret was a singer, actress, journalist, and radio and television host. She wrote 32 books in her lifetime, including biographies of both her parents, according to The New York Times.

Dwight Eisenhower had two sons: Doud Dwight and John. He and his wife, Mamie, are pictured with their three grandchildren.

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Dwight Eisenhower and Mamie with their three grandchildren, David, Susan, and Barbara Ann. Bettmann / Contributor/ Getty Images

Doud was the couple's first son, born in 1917. In 1920, Doud fell ill with scarlet fever, and then a separate disease that couldn't be cured, and in early January 1921, Doud passed away.

John was born in 1922. He attended high school in the Philippines before following in his father's footsteps and attending West Point. John later earned a master's degree in writing from Columbia University, taught English at West Point, and went on to write and edit memoirs.

John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jackie, had four children: Caroline, Arabella, John Jr., and Patrick.

John F. Kennedy with his daughter Caroline in 1960.
John F. Kennedy with his daughter Caroline in 1960. Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Patrick died two days after birth, and the couple also had a stillborn daughter whom they named Arabella. John Jr. died in a plane crash in 1999, making Caroline the only surviving child of the Kennedys.

Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird, had two daughters: Lynda Bird and Luci.

Lyndon B. Johnson at his daughter Lucy's graduation in 1965.
Lyndon B. Johnson at his daughter Luci's graduation in 1965. Stan Wayman/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

According to Politico, Lynda Johnson was married at the White House in a private ceremony in the East Room to Marine Captain Chuck Robb.

Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, had two daughters: Julie and Tricia.

Richard Nixon with his wife and daughters.
Richard Nixon with his wife and daughters. Bettmann/Getty Images

According to the Los Angeles Times, Tricia and Julie were maids of honor at each other's weddings. However, the sisters' bond was strained after their father's death due to disputes about his will and legacy.

Gerald Ford and his wife, Betty, had four children: John, Steven, Susan, and Michael.

Gerald Ford with his wife, Betty, and three of their four children, Steven, John, and Susan in 1974.
Gerald Ford with his wife, Betty, and three of their four children, Steven, John, and Susan in 1974. David Hume Kennerly/Getty Images

Ford's son Steven was an actor who starred in the soap opera, "The Young and the Restless." According to Insider, Ford's son, Michael, was an associate dean at Wake Forest University where he worked for 36 years before retiring in 2017.

Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, have four children: Amy, Jack, Donnel, and James.

Jimmy Carter with his daughter Amy in the Oval Office, 1978.
Jimmy Carter with his daughter Amy in the Oval Office, 1978. Katherine Young/Getty Images

In 2015, Carter told CNN that his wife is "the foundation for my entire enjoyment of life" and that, "We have 22 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 38 of us in all. So, we try to hold our family together and just enjoy the family life."

On July 7, the Carters will celebrate their 75th anniversary, even though they are already officially the longest-married presidential couple.

Ronald Reagan had four children: Maureen, Michael, Patricia, and Ronald.

Ronald Reagan reading a magazine with his daughter, Maureen, circa 1945.
Ronald Reagan reading a magazine with his daughter, Maureen, circa 1945. Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Maureen and Michael were from his marriage to his first wife, Jane Wyman Reagan, and Patricia and Ronald were by his second wife and first lady, Nancy Reagan.

George H. W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, had six children: George, Jeb, Neil, Pauline, Dorothy, and Marvin.

George H.W. Bush helping his daughter Dorothy with homework in 1971.
George H.W. Bush helping his daughter Dorothy with homework in 1971. Leonard McCombe/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

George and Barbara met while she was still in high school at a Christmas dance, and they married during World War II.

Bill and Hillary Clinton have one child: Chelsea.

Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, in Martha's Vineyard, 1997.
Bill Clinton and his daughter, Chelsea, in Martha's Vineyard, 1997. John Bohn/The Boston Globe/Getty Images

According to Biography.com, Chelsea's name was chosen for the Joni Mitchell song, "Chelsea Morning."

Today, Chelsea teaches at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and serves as the vice chair for the Clinton Foundation.

George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, have twin daughters: Barbara and Jenna.

George W. Bush and his daughter Barbara Bush at the 2015 Father of the Year Luncheon Awards in 2015.
George W. Bush and his daughter Barbara Bush at the 2015 Father of the Year Luncheon Awards in 2015. Laura Cavanaugh/FilmMagic/Getty Images

They co-authored a bestselling book, "Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life," about their lives growing up in Texas and living in the White House.

Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters: Malia and Sasha.

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President Barack Obama buys ice cream for his daughters Malia (left) and Sasha (right). Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images

Recently, the former president honored Sasha for her 20th birthday on social media, sharing an old photograph and writing, "You've grown so much, and it's been a joy to watch you become the person we always hoped you'd be. Your mom and I can't wait to see where life takes you next."

Donald Trump has five children: Ivanka, Donald Jr., Tiffany, Eric, and Barron.

Donald Trump and his son, Barron.
Donald Trump and his son, Barron. Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Trump has children from three marriages. Donald Jr., Eric, and Ivanka are from his marriage to Ivana Trump, Tiffany is his daughter from his marriage to Marla Maples, and Barron — pictured — is his son with his wife, Melania Trump.

President Joe Biden has had four children: Hunter, Ashley, Naomi, and Beau.

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill hug Hunter and Ashley after being sworn in as the 46th US President. OLIVIER DOULIERY / AFP/Getty Images

President Joe Biden married Neilia Hunter in 1966 after they met at an exclusive beach resort in the Bahamas — Biden had snuck in during a spring break trip his junior year of college.

On December 18, 1972, Neilia was driving with their three kids when their car was hit by a tractor-trailer. All four were rushed to the hospital, and Neilia and Amy were pronounced dead upon arrival. The two boys, Beau and Hunter, were injured but survived.

In 1975, President Biden's brother set him up on a blind date with Jill Jacobs, whom he later married in 1977. In 1981, Jill gave birth to their daughter, Ashley.

Today, Ashley is a social worker passionate about income inequality, and Hunter is a lawyer, former lobbyist, and artist. Beau Biden died from a brain tumor in 2015.

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