Notable Kin

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John Beard Allen (1845-1903)
John Beard Allen (1845-1903)

U.S. congressional delegate from Washington (1889)

U.S. senator from Washington (1889-93).

Paul Cady Blackburn (1993- )
Paul Cady Blackburn (1993- )

Pitcher, Major League Baseball (2017- ).

Tyler Blackburn (1986- )
Tyler Blackburn (1986- )

Actor, including lead role on TV’s Pretty Little Liars.

Tyler Blackburn (1986- )
Thomas James Brodie (1990- )

Defenseman, National Hockey League (2010- )

Joseph Christopher Chocola (1962- )
Joseph Christopher Chocola (1962- )

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

William C. Douce (1919-1999)
William C. Douce (1919-1999)

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

James Ludlow Elliott (1943-2011)
James Ludlow Elliott (1943-2011)

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

Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (1913-2006)
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- )
Steven Meigs Ford (1956- )

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

Barbara Woolworth Hutton (1912-1979)
Barbara Woolworth Hutton (1912-1979)

Original “Poor Little Rich Girl”; heiress to Woolworth fortune.

Edward Francis Hutton (1874-1962)
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)
Paula Kent (1931-2014)

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

Roy Norman Linton (1918-2000)
Roy Norman Linton (1918-2000)

Standard Register president (1977-83); CEO (1981-83).

Natalia Monique Livingston (1976- )
Natalia Monique Livingston (1976- )

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

Dina Merrill (1923-2017)
Dina Merrill (1923-2017)

Actress; heiress to Hutton and Post fortunes; Dir., E.F. Hutton & Co.

Grant Earl Mouser (1868-1949)
Grant Earl Mouser (1868-1949)

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

Grant Earl Mouser, Jr. (1895-1943)
Grant Earl Mouser, Jr. (1895-1943)

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

John Doyle Ong (1933- )
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)
Herbert Jefferis Pennock (1894-1948)

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

Martha Elizabeth Peterson (1916-2006)
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)
Helen Alliene Shaw (1897-1997)

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

Brian Lee Shimer (1962- )
Brian Lee Shimer (1962- )

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

Trista Nicole (Rehn) Sutter (1972- )
Trista Nicole (Rehn) Sutter (1972- )

First ABC Bachelorette (2003).

Joseph Richard Tanner (1950- )
Joseph Richard Tanner (1950- )

Astronaut, including four U.S. Space Shuttle missions.

Shaun Roger White (1986- )
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- )
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.
  • BRODIE, Thomas James (1990- ) Defenseman, National Hockey League (2010- )
  • 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.
  • LINTON, Roy Norman (1918-2000) Standard Register president (1977-83); CEO (1981-83).
  • 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).