Notable Kin

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John Beard Allen

(1845-1903)
U.S. congressional delegate from Washington (1889); U.S. senator from Washington (1889-93).

Paul Cady Blackburn

(1993- )
Pitcher, Major League Baseball (2017- ).

Tyler Blackburn

(1986- )
Actor, including lead role on TV's Pretty Little Liars.

Joseph Christopher Chocola

(1962- )
U.S. representative from Indiana (2003-07); president, Club for Growth (2009-2014).

William C. Douce

(1919-1999)
Phillips Petroleum president (1980-82), chief executive (1980-85), and chairman (1982-85).

James Ludlow Elliot

(1943-2011)
Astronomer; discoverer of the rings around Uranus (1977).

Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr.

(1913-2006)
U.S. representative from Michigan (1949‐73); U.S. vice president (1973); U.S. president (1973‐77).

Steven Meigs Ford

(1956- )
Actor, including The Young and the Restless (1981-1987).

Barbara Woolworth Hutton

(1912‐1979)
Original “Poor Little Rich Girl”; heiress to Woolworth fortune.

Edward Francis Hutton

(1874‐1962)
Partner, E.F. Hutton & Co.; Chairman, General Foods (1923‐25); Dir., Chrysler Corp., Zonite Products Corp.

Paula Kent

(1931-2014)
Founder (1960), president (1960-72), chairwoman (1960-93) of Redken Laboratories; actress.

Natalia Monique Livingston

(1976- )
American soap opera actress; Emmy Award-winner (2005), Best Supporting Actress in daytime drama.

Dina Merrill

(1923-2017)
Actress; heiress to Hutton and Post fortunes; Dir., E.F. Hutton & Co.

Grant Earl Mouser

(1868-1949)
U.S. representative from Ohio (1905-09).

Grant Earl Mouser, Jr.

(1895-1943)
U.S. representative from Ohio (1929-33).

John Doyle Ong

(1933- )
B.F. Goodrich Co. pres. (1975‐97), dir. (1975‐97), chairman (1979‐97); U.S. ambassador to Norway (2001-05).

Herbert Jefferis Pennock

(1894‐1948)
Hall of Fame pitcher, Major League Baseball (1912-34).

Martha Elizabeth Peterson

(1916‐2006)
First woman elected to Exxon Board of Directors; pres., Beloit (1975‐81) and Barnard (1967‐75) colleges.

Helen Alliene Shaw

(1897-1997)
Actress, including role as “Grandma” in Parenthood (1989).

Brian Lee Shimer

(1962- )
Olympic medal winner (2002, Salt Lake City) for 4-man bobsleigh; several world bobsleigh championships.

Trista Nicole (Rehn) Sutter

(1972- )
First ABC Bachelorette (2003).

Joseph Richard Tanner

(1950- )
Astronaut, including four U.S. Space Shuttle missions.

Daniel Turney Taylor

(1900-1972 )
Outfielder, Major League Baseball (1926-36).

Shaun Roger White

(1986- )
Olympic Gold medalist in the snowboard halfpipe (2006, 2010, 2018) and holds record for most snowboard Gold medals in the X Games.

Jamey Alan Wright

(1974- )
Pitcher, Major League Baseball (1996-2014).

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IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:


  • ALLEN, John Beard (1845-1903) U.S. congressional delegate from Washington (1889); U.S. senator from Washington (1889-93).
  • BLACKBURN, Paul Cady  (1993- ) Pitcher, Major League Baseball (2017- ).
  • BLACKBURN, Tyler  (1986- ) Actor, including lead role on TV’s Pretty Little Liars.
  • CHOCOLA, Joseph Christopher (1962- ) U.S representative from Indiana (2003-07); president, Club for Growth (2009-2014).
  • DOUCE, William C. (1919-1999) Phillips Petroleum president (1980-82), chief executive (1980-85) and chairman (1982-85).
  • ELLIOT, James Ludlow (1943-2011) Astronomer; discoverer of the rings around Uranus (1977).
  • FORD, Gerald Rudolph Jr. (1913‐2006) U.S. representative from Michigan (1949‐73); U.S. vice president (1973); U.S. president (1973‐77).
  • FORD, Steven Meigs (1956- ) Actor, including The Young and the Restless (1981-1987).
  • HUTTON, Barbara Woolworth (1912‐1979) Original “Poor Little Rich Girl”; heiress to Woolworth fortune.
  • HUTTON, Edward Francis (1874‐1962) Partner, E.F. Hutton & Co.; Chairman, General Foods (1923‐25); Dir., Chrysler Corp., Zonite Products Corp.
  • KENT, Paula (1931-2014) Founder (1960), president (1960-72), chairwoman (1960-93) of Redken Laboratories; actress.
  • LIVINGSTON, Natalia Monique (1976- ) American soap opera actress; Emmy Award-winner (2005), Best Supporting Actress in daytime drama.
  • MERRILL, Dina (1923-2017) Actress; heiress to Hutton and Post fortunes; Dir., E.F. Hutton & Co.
  • MOUSER, Grant Earl (1868-1949) U.S. representative from Ohio (1905-09).
  • MOUSER, Grant Earl Jr. (1895-1943)  U.S. representative from Ohio (1929-33).
  • ONG, John Doyle (1933‐ ) B.F. Goodrich Co. pres. (1975‐97), dir. (1975‐97), chairman (1979‐97); U.S. ambassador to Norway (2001-05).
  • PENNOCK, Herbert Jefferis (1894‐1948) Hall of Fame pitcher, Major League Baseball (1912-34).
  • PETERSON, Martha Elizabeth (1916‐2006) First woman elected to Exxon Board of Directors; pres., Beloit (1975‐81) and Barnard (1967‐75) colleges.
  • SHAW, Helen Alliene (1897-1997) Actress, including role as “Grandma” in Parenthood (1989).
  • SHIMER, Brian Lee (1962- ) Olympic medal winner (2002, Salt Lake City) for 4-man bobsleigh; several world bobsleigh championships.
  • SUTTER, Trista Nicole (Rehn) (1972- ) First ABC Bachelorette (2003).
  • TANNER, Joseph Richard (1950- ) Astronaut, including four U.S. Space Shuttle missions.
  • WHITE, Shaun Roger (1986- ) Olympic Gold medalist in the snowboard halfpipe (2006, 2010, 2018) and holds record for most snowboard Gold medals in the X Games.
  • WRIGHT, Jamey Alan (1974- ) Pitcher, Major League Baseball (1996-2014).