Potter Palmer

Famous Kin of
Potter Palmer

Co-Founder of Marshall Fields


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John Howland

Mayflower Passenger

5th great-granduncle via Henry Howland

Henry Samson

Mayflower Passenger

1st cousin 6 times removed via John Samson

Henry Crapo

14th Governor of Michigan

3rd cousin 1 time removed via Jonathan Ricketson

William Durant

Co-Founder of General Motors and Founder of Frigidaire

3rd cousin 3 times removed via Jonathan Ricketson

Gerald Ford

38th U.S. President

3rd cousin 4 times removed via Jonathan Ricketson

Bathsheba (Ruggles) Spooner

First woman executed for murder in U.S. by non-British government

4th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Lewis Henry Lapham

Co-Founder of Texaco

5th cousin 1 time removed via Zoeth Howland

Joseph Wharton

Founder of the Wharton School of Business

5th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Nathaniel Gorham

Signer of the U.S. Constitution

5th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Bing Crosby

Singer and Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Zoeth Howland

Christopher Lloyd

Movie Actor

5th cousin 3 times removed via Zoeth Howland

Marilyn Monroe

Actress, Model, and Singer

5th cousin 4 times removed via Zoeth Howland

Richard Nixon

37th U.S. President

6th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Johnny Carson

TV Host - “The Tonight Show”

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Meryl Streep

Movie Actress

6th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Norman Rockwell

American Artist

6th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

American “Fireside” Poet

7th cousin via John Samson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

American Poet

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Joseph Smith

Founder of the Mormon Church

7th cousin via Henry Howland

Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd U.S. President

7th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Francis Edward Hinckley

Co-Founder of the University of Chicago

7th cousin 1 time removed via Henry Howland

Humphrey Bogart

Movie Actor

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Edith (Carow) Roosevelt

First Lady of President Theodore Roosevelt

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Louis Auchincloss

Author

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

James Sherman

27th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 2 times removed via Henry Howland

Sir Winston Churchill

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

John Steinbeck

Author of The Grapes of Wrath

7th cousin 3 times removed via Henry Howland

Barbara (Pierce) Bush

First Lady of President George H.W. Bush

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Samson

John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Dr. Benjamin Spock

American Pediatrician and Author on Child Care

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Chevy Chase

Comedian, Actor and Writer

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

John Lithgow

Stage, TV, and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

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Sarah Palin

9th Governor of Alaska

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Samson

Harry Chapin

Singer and Songwriter

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

John Adams Morgan

1952 Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

William H. Macy

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

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Marie-Chantal Miller

Crown Princess of Greece

7th cousin 4 times removed via John Samson

Bill Weld

68th Governor of Massachusetts

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

Tuesday Weld

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 4 times removed via Henry Howland

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Samson

Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

Alec Baldwin

Television and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

David Carradine

TV and Movie Actor

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

Ted Danson

TV Actor - “Cheers”, “CSI”

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

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Jeb Bush

43rd Governor of Florida

7th cousin 5 times removed via John Samson

Jordana Brewster

TV and Movie Actress

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

James Taylor

Singer-Songwriter

7th cousin 5 times removed via Henry Howland

George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

7th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Howland

Kate Upton

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Model

7th cousin 6 times removed via Henry Howland