How many U.S. presidents didn’t have kids and what were their names?

A disproportionate number of U.S. presidents named James didn’t have kids: James Madison, James Polk, and James Buchanan.

George Washington had no children of his own, but raised Martha’s children from her previous marriage.

Her children certainly considered him a father, as is evidenced by the fact that they allowed him and Martha to raise their children while he served as President.

how many u s presidents didnt have kids and what were their names scaled

The U.S. presidents that did have kids mostly kept them out of the public spotlight, which is a smart move, as the presidency is a huge target for lots of people including the press and yes, even the public.

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