Presidential Children with GLO Affiliations

Congratulations to Mike Pence, a Phi Gamma Delta who was initiated into the Hanover College chapter and served as his chapter’s president. Pence’s daughter, Charlotte, is a Chi Omega. Tiffany Trump, the daughter of Marla Maples and Donald Trump, is a Kappa Alpha Theta from the University of Pennsylvania. Her half-brother Donald, Jr., is also a Penn alumnus. He is a Phi Gamma Delta.

Charlotte Pence, a Chi Omega, is on the right wearing white.

Below is a list, as best as I can uncover, of the fraternities and sororities to which the offspring of U.S. Presidents have been members. Additions and/or corrections are always welcomed.

Chester Alan Arthur II (Chester A. Arthur), Zeta Psi

Barbara Pierce Bush (George W. Bush), Kappa Alpha Theta 

George W. Bush (George H.W. Bush), Delta Kappa Epsilon (the 43rd President, son of the 41st President)

Jenna Bush Hager (George W. Bush), Kappa Alpha Theta

Marvin P. Bush (George H. W. Bush), Delta Phi Fraternity (St. Elmo Hall)

John Coolidge (Calvin Coolidge), Phi Gamma Delta

Michael Gerald Ford (Gerald Ford), Sigma Chi

Susan Ford (Gerald Ford), Zeta Tau Alpha Alumna Initiate

Abram Garfield Williams (James A. Garfield), Alpha Delta Phi

Harry Augustus Garfield (James A. Garfield), Alpha Delta Phi

Irvin McDowell Garfield (James A. Garfield), Alpha Delta Phi

James Rudolph Garfield (James A. Garfield), Alpha Delta Phi

Jesse Root Grant (Ulysses S. Grant), Kappa Alpha Society

Russell Benjamin Harrison (Benjamin Harrison), Zeta Psi

Elizabeth Harrison Walker (Benjamin Harrison), Alpha Omicron Pi

Rutherford Platt Hayes (Rutherford B. Hayes), Delta Kappa Epsilon

Scott Russell Hayes (Rutherford B. Hayes), Delta Kappa Epsilon

James Webb Cook Hayes (Rutherford B. Hayes), Delta Kappa Epsilon

Birchard Austin Hayes (Rutherford B. Hayes), Delta Kappa Epsilon

Lynda Bird Johnson Robb (Lyndon B. Johnson), Zeta Tau Alpha

Lincoln, Robert Todd (Abraham Lincoln), Delta Kappa Epsilon (Delta Chi later in life according to a post on the DKE website)

Robert Alphonso Taft (William Howard Taft), Psi Upsilon

Mary Margaret Truman Daniel (Harry S. Truman), Pi Beta Phi

David Gardiner Tyler (John Tyler), Phi Kappa Psi

Lyon Gardiner, (John Tyler), Kappa Sigma

Jessie Woodrow Wilson (Woodrow Wilson), Gamma Phi Beta  http://gammaphibetahistory.org/1913-a-white-house-wedding/

Margaret Woodrow Wilson (Woodrow Wilson), Gamma Phi Beta
 

Jane L(ingo, Margaret Truman, President and Mrs. Truman. (Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.)

Pi Beta Phis Jane Lingo and Margaret Truman with President and Mrs. Truman. (Harry S. Truman Library & Museum.)

Additionally, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. was initiated into Phi Psi, a local social fraternity which had been the Rhode Island Alpha Chapter of national Phi Kappa Psi fraternity until 1978. Kennedy graduated from Brown in 1983.

I do not want to get in the rabbit hole of Presidential grandchildren, because I would be there for days. However, I would be remiss if I did not mention that Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson, John Tyler’s granddaughter, is a founder of Kappa Delta.

Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson

Julia Gardiner Tyler Wilson

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