Saturday, October 25, 2008

Obama's background -- impressive Royal and Presidential connections

Barack Obama, if elected (which seems likely) will be the first American President of colour.

But he will not be someone who comes from purely humble roots (how many degrees of separation?).

While his father's background is somewhat unclear, he was a successful and well educated man from Kenya. His mother's family history is better known and shows a family well established in the history of America. It aslo shows connections to royalty -- a common theme in American Presidential candidates (in fact, it is striking how many American Presidents have royal blood).

Anyway, Obama's bloodline consists of Luo (Kenyan), English, German, Irish, Welsh, and smattering of French and Dutch ancestries. His pedigree shows different groups of people spanning several generations from different places.

Obama’s Kenyan ancestry is sketchy, and is known in detail only through the male line. Much of his known family tree is through his maternal side, and it is here that we find many interesting relations to the senator.

Obama can count at least two royal ancestors: William I “the Lion”, King of Scotland, and Henry II of England. He is related to at least six US Presidents: Jimmy Carter (half 7th cousins three times removed), Harry Truman (7th cousins three times removed), the 2 George Bushes (10th cousins once and twice removed, respectively), Woodrow Wilson (husband of Obama’s 6th cousin five times removed), and James Madison (3rd cousin nine times removed). He is also a ninth cousin once removed of Vice-President Dick Cheney.

See Obama’s family tree here:

http://the.hesperos.googlepages.com/AncestorsofBarackHusseinObamaJr.pdf

41 comments:

Cari said...

He is not a common man anyway. He has better ancestory than I have! i am related to Olaf king of Norway and Lord Bsbington MacAulay, a 6th cousin.
You can't think of Obama as just black, now.

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahaha, lol. oh you lefties, u are sooo funny.....here is one of his mentor, a member of the comunist party of america, and the most important thing is; a pervert and this guy was a father figure to ur hero, frank marshal davies, he wrote a book called "Sex Rebel:Black (Memoirs of a G*** Gourmet)"Where G*** is a particularly vile word for that certain part of the female anatomy?
Frank M. Davis wrote this book in 1968 under the pen name Bob Greene.
One chapter concerns the seduction by Mr Davis and his first wife of a 13-year-old girl called Anne. Mr Davis wrote that it was the girl who had suggested he had sex with her.
So ur heros background is surounded by a pervert, so please, accept that the youth does not vote and McCain will be president. And before u praise someone, make sure you look at who he really is...certaily not.....lol...hehehe...royalty.

Gene said...

I just love these vignettes. They sort of clear the air somehow.

James C Morton said...

Anon,

Maybe I am not clear -- I don't think Obama's family tree is a good reason to vote for him -- or against him. It's just interesting.

McCain is also well connected to royalty but that's for another post!

james

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