List of political families

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The Hoxha Family

  • Hysen Hoxha (Albanian independence leader; uncle of Enver Hoxha)
  • Enver Hoxha (First Secretary of the Albanian Labour Party, 1944–1985)
  • Nexhmije Hoxha (member of the Central Committee of the Albanian Labour Party; wife of Enver Hoxha)

The Myftiu Family – Peristeri Family

The Nano Family (father-son)

The Pashko Family (spouses)

The Shehu Family


The dos Santos – Van-Dúnem-Vieira Dias Family

Antigua and Barbuda

The Bird Family

The Frank Family (uncle-nephew)


The Kirchner Family (Husband, son, sister and widow)

The Perón Family (Husband and wives)

The Roca Family (Father and son)

The Rodríguez Saá Brothers

The Sáenz Peña Family (Father and son)


The Demirchyan family (father-son)

The Sargsyan Brothers

The Margaryan family (father-son)


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The Habsburg Family of Austria ( (grandfather – father – children)


The Aliyev family (father-son)

The Bahamas

The Butler Family

The Pindling Family

The Symonette Family

The Turnquest Family (father-son)

The Foulkes Family (father-son)


The Chowdhury Dynasty

Forefathers from Gour

  • Sheikh Mohammed Baradam Lashkar
    • Sheikh Mohammed Reza Chowdhury
  • Musa Muiy
    • Gharga Muiy
  • Sheikh Abdul Majid Chowdhury
    • Sheikh Azizullah Chowdhury
  • Sheikh Mohammed Rafi Chowdhury
    • Bokse Elahi Chowdhury
  • Iqbal Ali Chowdhury – Former MNA, British Empire
    • Khan Bahadur Abdul Jabbar Chowdhury
  • Saber Hossain Chowdhury, MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Science and Technology,President of the Inter Parliamentary Union,Former Deputy Minister, Former Political Secretary to the Prime Minister
  • Khurrum Khan Choudhury- Former Member of Parliament, from Nandail and Ishwarganj, Founder Member Bangladesh Nationalist Party, President of Mymensingh (North)Bangladesh Nationalist Party,Former member of Dhaka University Senate
  • Ashiqur Rahman Chowdhury, MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary Special Committee on Public Accounts, Former State Minister
  • A.B.M. Mohiuddin Chowdhury, Former Mayor of the Chittagong City Corporation
  • Manzur Ahmed Chowdhury – MLA (Independent)
  • M.A Haque- M.P (Jatiya Party)
  • Saima Rashid Chowdhury, Presidium Member, Bangladesh Jatiya Party
  • Closely linked to Khan Choudhury Family, Murshed Khan (former Minister), Saifur Rahman (former Minister), Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury (former Minister), Zafrul Islam Chowdhury (former Minister), Abdullah Al Noman (former Minister) and other elites. Political IN-LAWS and reputed Business men are not mentioned in this list. Termed as one of the 7 families of Bangladesh.
The Dhaka Nawab Family
  • Nawab Sir Khwaja Abdul Ghani
  • Nawab Sir Khwaja Ahsanullah
  • Nawab Sir Khwaja Salimullah (founder of Muslim League)
  • Nawab Khwaja Habibullah
  • Nawab Khwaja Hassan Askari
  • Nawab Khwaja Yousuf Jan
  • Khan Bahadur Khwaja Azam
  • Khan Bahadur Khwaja Ismail Zabih
  • Khan Bahadur Khwaja Mu'azzam
  • Khan Bahadur Syed A. Selim
  • Nawabzada Khwaja Afzal
  • Nawabzada Khwaja Nasrullah
  • Nawabzada Khwaja Atiqullah
  • Sir Khwaja Nazimuddin (former Governor General of Pakistan, former Prime Minister of Pakistan)
  • Khan Saheb Syed Khwaja Khairuddin
  • Khwaja Nooruddin (Founder of First Muslim English Daily in India i.e. Star of India which later became The Morning News).
  • Khwaja Shahabuddin
  • Lt. Gen(retd) Khwaja Wasiuddin
  • Farhat Banu (First Muslim woman elected to un-divided Bengal Assembly).
  • Syed Shahib-e-Alam
Sheikh-Wazed Family
The Zaman Family of Gopalganj
  • Wahiduzzaman (former Commerce Minister of undivided Pakistan)
  • Fayekuzzaman (former member of National Assembly, Pakistan)
  • Dr. Wasim Alimuz Zaman (Senior UN Official, Member of the Civil Service of Pakistan and Bangladesh, Ph.D.,Harvard University)
  • F.E. Sharfuzzaman ( former Member of Parliament)
The Siddikys of Baliadi*
  • Nawab Shah Kutubuddin Ahmed Siddiky Koka (First Subedar of Bengal under the Mughal Empire)
  • Khan Bahadur Chowdhury Kazemuddin Ahmed Siddiky (Zamindar of Baliadi, Co-founder of the University of Dhaka, founder President of the *East Bengal and Assam Provincial Muslim League)[1]
  • Khan Bahadur Chowdhury Fariduddin Ahmed Siddiky (Founder, Salimullah Muslim Orphanage)
  • Khan Bahadur Chowdhury Labibuddin Ahmed Siddiky (First Elected Chairman, Dhaka Education Board; Court Member, Dhaka University)
  • Justice Badruddin Ahmed Siddiky (last Chief Justice of East Pakistan, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations)
  • Chowdhury Abraruddin Ahmed Siddiky (former Mayor of Dhaka)
  • Chowdhury Tanbir Ahmed Siddiky (former Commerce Minister of Bangladesh)
  • Chowdhury Dabir Ahmed Siddiky (former President of Dhaka Club)
  • Chowdhury Irad Ahmed Siddiky (candidate for the Mayor of Dhaka)
The Zia Family
The Mansur Ali Family
  • Captain Mansur Ali (Prime minister of Bangladesh 1975)
  • Eldest Son Dr Mohammad Selim (Presidium member of Awami league, Chairman of Foreign affairs standing committee, Member of Bangladesh Parliament 1995-2001)
  • Second Son Mohammad Nasim ( Minister for Home and Telecommunications 1996-2001, Member of Bangladesh Parliament 1991 - 2006) Health Minisiter and Presidium Member for Awami league 2014.
The Ahmad Family
The Chowdhury Family
The Huq Family
The Abdullah Al Mahmood Family of Sirajgonj
  • Abdullah Al Mahmood (Former MLA of British India 1937, Former Deputy High Commissioner 1947 & Former Industrial & Natural Resources Minister of Pakistan 1964)
  • Iqbal Hassan Mahmood Tuku (Former Member of Parliament 1986-1990, and former State minister for Power of Bangladesh 2001-2006)
  • 'Manzur Hassan Mahmood Khushi (Former Chairman, Sirajgonj Pouroshobha1984-1993)
  • Rumana Mahmood ( daughter in law of Abdullah al Mahmood )Member of Parliament 2009-2013.
  • Dr M.A Matin ( son in law of Abdullah al Mahmood) Former Deputy Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Former Parliament Member 1979-2006, Founder Secretary General of Jatiya Party.


The Adams Family (father-son)

The Barrow Family (brother-sister)


Anciaux family (father and sons)

de Brouckère brothers

De Croo family (father-son)

De Gucht family (father-son)

Dehousse family (father-son)

Eyskens family (father-son)

Janson-Spaak family

Simonet family (father-son)

Vanderpoorten family

Van Rompuy family


The Soglo Family


Dorji family


The Ballivián family (father-son)

The Siles family

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Izetbegović Family (husband-wife-son)


The Khama Family (husband-wife-son)


The Assed-Matheus Family (spouses and daughter)

The Brás-Moreira Family (cousins)

The Collor-Mello Family

The Fonseca Family

The Genro Family

The Goulart-Brizola Family (brothers-in-law)

The Kubitschek Family

The Magalhães Family

The Matarazzo-Suplicy Family

The Neves-Cunha Family

The Sarney Family (father-daughter)

The Vargas-Peixoto Family


The Bogoridi Family

The Bokov Family

The Mihaylovski Family

The Shishmanov Family

The Slaveykov Family

The Staliyski Family

The Stanishev Family (father-son)

The Zhivkov Family

Burkina Faso

The Compaoré Family

The Yaméogo Family (father-son)

The Zerbo-Yonli Family


The Aung San Family (parents-daughter)

The Win Family (father-daughter)


The Bagaza-Buyoya Family


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Central African Republic

The Boganda Family – Dacko Family -Domitien Family and Bokassa Family (distant relatives)

The Kolingba Family


The Alessandri Family

The Allende Family

The Aylwin Family

The Errázuriz Family

The Frei Family

The Girardi Family

  • Treviso Girardi — Mayor of Quinta Normal
    • Guido Girardi Brière — Deputy, 2006–2010
      • Guido Girardi — Deputy 1994–2006, Senator 2006–present
      • Cristina Girardi — Mayor of Cerro Navia, 1996–2008, Deputy 2010–present
      • Dino Girardi — Councillor of Lo Prado

The Lagos Family

The Letelier Family

The Montt Family

The Pinto Family

Republic of China

The Chiang Family (father-sons-grandson)

The Hsu Family

The Lien Family

The Soong Family (father-son-3 daughters)

The Wu Family

The Yu Family (Kaohsiung County Black Faction)

People's Republic of China

See also Crown Prince Party for a more complete list

The Mao Family

The Liu Family

  • Liu Shaoqi: President of the People's Republic of China 1959-68
    • Wang Guangmei (wife): member of the National People's Political Consultative Conference
    • Liu Yuan (son): Vice mayor of Zhengzhou and Political commissar of the General Logistics Department and Political commissar of the PLA Academy of Military Science and member of the 17th and the 18th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China

The Zhou Family

  • Zhou Enlai: Premier of the People's Republic of China 1949-76 and Vice Chairman of the Communist Party of China and Foreign Minister of the PRC
    • Deng Yingchao (wife): Chairwoman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and Second Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection

The Deng Family

The Bo Family

  • Bo Yibo: Minister of Finance of China 1949–53, Vice Premier of China 1956–75, Vice Chairman of the Central Advisory Commission 1982–92
    • Bo Xilai (son): Governor of Liaoning 2003–04, Minister of Commerce of the PRC 2004–07, Communist Party Chongqing Committee Secretary 2007–2012

The Zeng Family

  • Zeng Shan: Interior Minister of China, Minister of Commerce of China
    • Zeng Qinghong (son): Politburo Standing Committee member 2002–07, Vice President of China 2003–08

The Xi Family

  • Xi Zhongxun: First Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress 1988–1993
    • Xi Jinping (son): General Secretary of CPC 2012-incumbent, President of China 2013-incumbent


The Araújo Family

The Barco Family (father-daughter)

The Lleras-Restrepo Family

The López Family

The Pastrana Family (father-son)

The Santos Family


The Ahmed Family (grandfather-grandson)

The Said Family

The Soilih Family (half-brothers)

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kabila family (father-son)

Kanza family (father-children)

  • Daniel Kanza (Bourgmestre of Léopoldville, 1960–63, and Vice-President of the ABAKO)
    • Sophie Lihau-Kanza (Secretary of State for Social Affairs, 1966–1967, Minister of Social Affairs, 1967–1968, Minister of State for Social Affairs, 1969 to 1970)
    • Thomas Kanza (Ambassador of the Republic of the Congo to the United Kingdom, 1962–63, Minister of International Cooperation, 1997, Minister of Labour, 1998, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Scandinavian Countries, 1999–2004)

Mobutu family (father-son)

Tshombe-Nguza family (uncle-nephew)

Cook Islands

The Henry Family

Costa Rica

The Arias-Sánchez Brothers

The Calderón Family

The Figueres Family (father-son)

The Jiménez Family (father-son)

The Monge Family (uncle-nephew)


The Tuđman Family


The Castro Family


Clerides family (father-daughter)

Kyprianou family (father-son)

Papadopoulos family (father-son)

Vasiliou family (husband-wife)


The Masaryk Family


The Auken Family

  • Svend Auken (Member of The Folketing (The Danish Parliament) 1971–2009, Minister of Labor 1977–82 and Minister of Environment 1993–2001)
  • Gunvor Auken (Deputy Mayor of Frederiksberg 1998–2002)
  • Margrete Auken (Member of The Folketing (The Danish Parliament) 1979–90 and again from 1994–2004, Member of the European Parliament from 2004–)
    • Ida Auken (Daughter of Margrethe Auken; Member of The Folketing (The Danish Parliament) 2007–)

The Ellemann-Jensen Family

The Helveg Petersen Family

  • Kristen Helveg Petersen (Minister of Education 1961–64, Member of The Folketing 1964–75 and Member of the European Parliament 1973–75)
  • Lilly Helveg Petersen (Wife of Kristen HP; Deputy Mayor of Copenhagen)

The Hækkerup Family


The Aptidon-Guelleh Family


The Boyd Family

The Douglas Family

Dominican Republic

The Báez Family

The Bosch Family

The Cabral family

The Fernández Family

The Guillermo Family

The Jimenes Family

The Trujillo Family


The Arosemena Family

The Bucaram Family

The Plaza Family (father-son)


The Ghali Family

The Mubarak Family (father-son)

The Abaza Family

El Salvador

The Meléndez-Quiñónez Family

Equatorial Guinea

The Nguema Family (close relatives)


The Grünthal Family

The Helme Family

The Jürgenson Family

The Lauristin-Allik Family

  • Johannes Lauristin (first husband of Olga Lauristin, father of Marju Lauristin)
  • Olga Lauristin (wife of Johannes Lauristin and later Hendrik Allik, mother of Marju Lauristin and Jaak Allik)
  • Hendrik Allik (second husband of Olga Lauristin, father of Jaak Allik)
    • Jaak Allik (son of Hendrik Allik and Olga Lauristin, half brother of Marju Lauristin)

The Mathiesen Family

The Lenk Family

The Lotman Family

The Must Family

The Oviir Family

The Päts Family

The Ratas Family

The Reiljan Family

The Sarapuu Family

The Savisaar Family

The Tarand Family

The Tõnisson Family

The Tsahkna Family

The Uluots Family

The Veidemann Family


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The Kuusinen Family

The Paasio Family (father-son-granddaughter)

The Tuomioja Family (father-son)

The Vennamo Family (father-son)

The Aura Family (father-son-grandson)


The Bardoux-Giscard d'Estaing Family

The Debré Family

The De Gaulle Family

The Le Pen Family

The Mitterrand Family (uncle-nephew)

The Casimir-Perier Family

The Sarkozy Family

The Villepin Family (father-son)


The M'ba-Eyeghe Ndong Family

The Sassou-Nguesso Family and Bongo Family


The Adenauer Family

  • Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany
    • Max Adenauer, Oberstadtdirektor and Councillor in Cologne, son of Konrad
      • Sven-Georg Adenauer, Landrat (District Director) in the Landkreis (district) of Gütersloh, grandson of Konrad

The Albrecht Family (father – daughter)

The Bismarck Family

The Bülow Family

The Bülows are an old Mecklenburg aristocratic dynasty with many members active in politics, in church or in the military.

The de Maizière Family

The Ebert Family (father-son)

The Goppel Family

  • Alfons Goppel, (Minister-president of the state of Bavaria)
    • Thomas Goppel, (Minister of Science, Research and the Arts of the state of Bavaria), son of Alfons

The Guttenberg Family

The Gysi Family (father and son)

  • Klaus Gysi, (GDR Minister of Culture, Ambassador to Italy, State Secretary for Church Affairs) (d 1999)
    • Gregor Gysi, (Human rights lawyer, chair of the Party of Democratic Socialism [PDS], leader of PDS fraction in the Bundestag, Economics Senator in Berlin city government), son of Klaus

The Koch Family

The Lambsdorff Family

The Niklas / Ertl Family

  • Wilhelm Niklas, (Minister for Agriculture) (d. 1957)
    • Josef Ertl, (Minister for Agriculture) (d. 2000), son-in-law of Wilhelm

The Schäuble Family

The Speer Family (father – daughter)

  • Albert Speer, (Third Reich Minister of Armaments and War Production)
    • Hildegard Schramm (Vice-President of the Berlin House of Deputies), daughter of Albert

The Strauss Family (father – daughter)

The Vogel Brothers

  • Bernhard Vogel, (Minister-President of Rheinland-Pfalz, Minister-President of Thuringia)
  • Hans-Jochen Vogel, (Mayor of Munich, Mayor of Berlin), brother of Bernhard

The Weizsäcker Family (grandfather-father-son-nephew)


The Akufo-Addo Family (father-son)


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The Karamanlis family (two brothers, then their nephew)

The Papandreou family (grandfather-father-son)

The Tsaldaris family

The Varvitsiotis family (grandfather-father-son)

  • el (Conservative MP 1946–50)
    • Ioannis Varvitsiotis (Conservative MP and MEP 1961–2009); son of Miltiadis
      • el (Conservative MP 2000–09); son of Ioannis

The Theotokis-Rallis family (five Prime Ministers)

The Venizelos-Mitsotakis family


The Cerezo Family

The Rios Family


The Burnham Family

The Jagan Family


The Duvalier Family (father-son)


The Azcona Family (father-sons)

The Flores Family (father-daughter)

The Melgar Family (spouses)

The Reina Brothers


The Antall Family (grandfather – father – son)

  • József Antall (Government Commissioner for Refugees in the Second World War, Minister for Reconstruction after 1945)
    • József Antall (Prime Minister 1990–93), son of József Antall
      • Péter Antall (Director of the Democratic Forum [MDF]'s Political Foundation), son of József Antall jr.

The Göncz Family (father – daughter)


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The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Family (West Bengal)

The Nehru-Gandhi Family

The Bishnoi family

The Das Family of West Bengal

The Ashutosh Mukherjee Family of West Bengal

The Naidu Family of West Bengal

The Mukherjee Family of West Bengal

The Dasmunsi Family of West Bengal

The Shamanur Family Karnataka

  • Sri. Shamanur Shivashankarappa, permanent (lifetime) Treasurer of KPCC.
  • Sri. Shamanur Mallikarjuna (son of Shamanur Shivashankarappa), former Minister of Youth and sports affairs, Govt of Karnataka.

The Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Family

  • Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy – former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, son of Late Dr. Y. S. RajaSekahara Reddy – M.P. Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh
  • Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy, brother of Late Dr. Y. S. RajaShekara Reddy – former MP Kadapa, current MLC Andhra Pradesh
  • Y. S. Vijaya Lakhsmi, wife of Late Dr. Y. S. Rajashekara Reddy – MLA Pulivendula, Andhra Pradesh
  • P. Raveendranath Reddy, brother-in-law of Late Dr. Y. S. Rajashekara Reddy – Mayor Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh

The Gowda Family Karnataka

  • H. D. Deve Gowda, Former Prime Minister of India.
  • H. D. Kumaraswamy, Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, Party State President, Present MP of Bangalore Rural Constituency.
  • Anitha Kumaraswamy, Kumaraswamy's wife, MLA of Madhugiri Constituency Kolar.
  • H. D. Revanna, MLA of Holenarasipur Hassan district constituency, former Minister for Public Works Department and Energy Department in Government of Karnataka.

The Gupta Family

The Nandamuri Family — Andhra Pradesh

  • Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao ("NTR"), former film actor & former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • Laxmi Parvathy, second wife of NTR, former leader of TDP (NTR) faction.
    • Nara Chandrababu Naidu, son-in-law of NTR, current chief minister of Andhra Pradesh
    • Nandamuri Harikrishna, son of NTR, Member of Parliament, former Transport Minister.
      • Nandumri Taraka Rama Rao ("Jr NTR"), Telugu actor, campaigned for TDP in 2009.
    • Nandamuri Balakrishna, son of NTR, Telugu actor and politician and campaigned for TDP in 2009 elections along with NTR Jr.
    • Daggubati Purandareswari, daughter of NTR, Former Minister of State, Human Resource Development
    • Daggubati Venkateswara Rao, son-in-law of NTR, Member of Andhra Pradesh State Assembly, former Member of Parliament, former Health Minister.

The Charan Singh Family

  • Ch. Charan Singh (1902–87), freedom fighter, Prime Minister of India (1979), Deputy prime minister of India (1978), Home minister of India (1977), finance minister of India, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (1967, 1970), minister in Uttar Pradesh, farmers leader.
  • Gayatri Devi, wife of Charan Singh – Member of Parliament, MLA
    • Ch Ajit Singh (1939—), son – Minister of Industry India (1989), minister of food (1994), Minister of Agriculture (2002–04), seven-term Member of Parliament. President RLD
      • Jayant Chaudhary (1978—), son of Ajit Singh – MP from Mathura
    • Saroj Singh, daughter of Charan Singh – MLA
    • Gyanwati, daughter of Charan Singh – MLA

P.V.Narasimha Rao's Family

  • Dr.Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao (28 June 1921 – 23 December 2004) – politician, first person outside the Nehru-Gandhi family to serve as Prime Minister for five continuous years (1991–96), Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh)
    • P.V. Rangarao, son of P. V. Narasimha Rao – former cabinet and MLA from HanmaKonda Assembly Constituency for two terms
    • P.V. Rajeshwar Rao, P. V. Narasimha Rao – former Member of Parliament

Anugrah Narayan Sinha's Family

The Satpathy Family

The Mishra Family

The Mishra Kehunia Family

The Ramachandran Family

The Karunanidhi family – Tamil Nadu, India

The Kalvakuntla Family

The Abdullah Family

The Owaisi Family

The Bahuguna Family

The K. Karunakaran Family

The V.L. Patil Family Karnataka

The Ramadoss Family – Tamil Nadu

The Kumaramangalam Family (father-son and daughter)

The Maderna Family of Rajasthan

The Mirdha Family of Rajasthan

The Patnaik Family

The Pilot Family

The Reddiar Family

The Yadav Family

The Sayeed Family

The Scindia Family (former Maharajas) (mother-son and daughters-grandsons)

The Badal Family – Punjab

The Brar Family – Punjab, India

  • Jaswinder Singh Brar – former Corporate Minister of Punjab: SAD
    • Mantar Singh Brar, son of Jaswinder S Brar – MLA and Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Punjab SAD (Badal)
    • Paramjit Kaur Dhillon, daughter of Jaswinder S Brar – President Municipal Corporation, SAD (Badal)
    • Balkar Singh Brar, son of Jaswinder S Brar – non-political, Chief Town Planner, Punjab
      • Amarjit Singh Dullet, son-in-Law of Jaswinder S Brar – non-political, Chief engineer Irrigation and Canals, Punjab

The Thackeray Family

The Pawar Family

  • Sharad Pawar – Agriculture Minister, India
    • Supriya Sule, daughter of Sharad Pawar – local politician
    • Ajit Pawar, nephew of Sharad Pawar – Irrigation Minister, Maharashtra

The Chavan Family

The Hiray Family

The Yadav Family

The Chautala Family

Bansilal Family

The Jindal Family

  • Om Prakash Jindal (1930–2005) – Minister of Power of Haryana (2005), Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) (1996–1997), Member of Haryana Legislative Assembly (2005, 1991–1996)
  • Savitri Jindal (1950–), wife of Om Prakash Jindal – Member of Haryana Legislative Assembly (2005–), Minister of Power of Haryana (2005–2010)
    • Naveen Jindal (1970–), son of Om Prakash and Savitri Jindal – Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) (2004–)

The Naik Family

The Bhoi Family

The Reddy Brothers, Karnataka

  • G. Janardhana Reddy – Tourism Minister of Karnataka.
  • G. Karunakara Reddy – member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represents the Bellary constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.
  • G. Somashekara Reddy – member (MLA) of the Vidhan Sabha of Karnataka representing the Bellary assembly constituency of Karnataka and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) political party.

The Masood family

The Mahajan Family

The Rajnath Singh Family, Uttar Pradesh


The Suharto Family

The Sukarno Family

The Wahid Family

The Yudhoyono Family


The Khamenei Family (father-in-law, son-in-law)

The Mosaddegh Family (father-in-law, son-in-law)

The Mansur Family (father-son)

The Zahedi Family (father-son)


The Allawi-Chalabi Family

The Arif Family

The Barzani Family

The Hussein Family


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The Ahern family

The Blaney Family

The Cosgrave family

The De Valera family

The Kitt-Brady family

The Lemass/Haughey family

The Lenihan family

The O'Malley family

The Andrews family


The Begin Family

The Burg Family

The Dayan Family

The Herzog Family

The Rabin Family

The Sharon Family

The Weizman Family


The Berlinguer Family

The Craxi Family

The Mussolini Family


The Manley Family


The Fukuda Family

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The Hatoyama family

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The Ōkubo-Yoshida-Suzuki-Asō Family

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The Sato-Abe Family

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The Koizumi Family (related by blood and marriage)

The Konoe-Hosokawa Family

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  • Konoe Atsumaro (President of the House of Peers: 1896–1903)

The Nakasone Family (father-son)

The Tanaka Family (father-daughter)


The Majali Family

The Badran Brothers

The Al-Fayez Family (father-son)

The Lawzi Family (father-son)

The Al-Rifai Family


The Jandosov Family (founder-son-nephew)

The Nazarbayev Family (father-daughter)


The Sejdiu Family

The Rugova Family

The Haradinaj Family


The Kenyatta Family

The Moi Family

The Odinga Family

The Nyagah Family

  • Jeremiah Nyagah (long-time serving cabinet minister 1963o93 and Member of Parliament 1958–92)
    • Norman Nyagah (son of Jeremiah Nyagah Government Chief Whip and Member of Parliament)
      • Jeremiah Jerry Mwaniki Nyagah son of Norman Nyagah, and President of the Kenya Youth Coalition Network International KYCNI, based in Atlanta Georgia USA.
    • Joseph Nyagah (son of Jeremiah Nyagah and also Member of Parliament)
    • Nahashon Nyagah(son of Jeremiah Nyagah and former Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya)
    • Mary Khimulu (daughter of Jeremiah Nyagah and ambassador UNEP to France)

The Awori Family (Kenya and Uganda)


The Tong Family

Korea, North

The Kim Family (1948–present)

Other members of Kim Family

Other non-bloodline members of Kim Family

Korea, South

The Park Family (father-daughter)


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The Akayev Family (father-daughter)

The Bakiyev Brothers


The Ulmanis Family


Arslan family

Chamoun family (father-sons-granddaughter)

Eddé family

Karam Family

El Khazen family

Gemayel family (father-sons-grandsons)

Hariri family

Helou family

Jumblatt family (father-son)

Karame family (father-sons)

Lahoud family

  • Salim Lahoud – Member of Parliament (1952, 1956, 1960, 1968), Minister (Defense, Foreign affairs).
  • Fouad Lahoud – Member Of Parliament (1972) (cousin of Jamil, brother of Salim).
  • Jamil Lahoud – Member of Parliament (1964) and Chief of the Army (cousin of Salim, Fouad).
    • Émile Lahoud – President of Lebanon and Chief of the Army (son of Jamil).
      • Emile Emile Lahoud- Minister (Youth and Sports) and Member of Parliament 2000 (elder son of Emile Jamil).
    • Nasri Lahoud – Head of the High Legal Magistrate, Military Judge (son of Jamil).

Moawad family (husband-wife)

Frangieh family


The Barclay-Tubman Family

Skivring Smith Family (father-son)


The Crvenkovski Family (Father-son)


The Ratsiraka Family (Uncle-nephew)

The Sylla Family (Father-son)

The Tsiranana Family (Father-son)


The Chirwa Family


The Abdul Family

The Abdul Razak–Hussein Onn Family

The Tan family

The Mahathir family

The Abdullah family

The Anwar Ibrahim Family

The Sheikh Fadzir Family

  • Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir, Bukit Mertajam UMNO chief, former senator
  • Tan Sri Abdul Kadir bin Sheikh Fadzir, former Member of Parliament for Kulim-Bandar Baharu
  • Datuk Haidar Ali Syed Fadzir, former Federal Territories UMNO youth chief
  • Datuk Abdul Aziz Syeikh Fadzir, Member of Parliament for Kulim-Bandar Baharu

The Lim Family

The Karpal Singh Family

The Nga-Ngeh Family

  • Nga Kor Ming, Assistant National Treasurer of DAP and Member of Parliament for Taiping, cousin of Ngeh Koo Ham
  • Ngeh Koo Ham, Deputy Secretary-General of DAP and Member of Parliament for Beruas, cousin of Nga Kor Ming


The Gayoom Family (husband-wife and their close relatives)


The Sidibé Brothers


The Mifsud Bonnici Family

The Mintoff Family

The Fenech Adami Family

The De Marco Family

The Mizzi Family (father-son)

Marshall Islands

The Kabua Family

The Note Family

The Alik Family


The Duval Family

  • Sir Gaëtan Duval (Foreign Minister, 1969–1973)
  • Herve Duval (brother of Sir Gaetan Duval; lawyer and political movement leader)
  • Ghislaine Henry (sister of Sir Gaetan Duval; Ambassador of Mauritius to Germany, then to Madagascar)
    • Thierry Henry (son of Ghislaine Henry; Member of Parliament)

The Jugnauth Family

The Ramgoolam Family

The Boolell Family

  • Sir Satcam Boolell (Former Minister of Agriculture; Minister of Education; Minister of Economic Planning and development; Minister of External Affairs; Attorney General and Deputy Prime Minister)
    • Arvin Boolell (son of Sir Satcam Boolell; Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Foreign Affairs)
    • Satish Boolell (nephew of Sir Satcam Boolell; former Police Chief Medical Officer and in 2010 was elected under the MMM flag for the general election)
    • Anil Gayan (nephew of Sir Satcam Boolell; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament)
    • Sushil Kushiram (son in law of Sir Satcam Boolell; former Minister of Industry)

The Mohamed Family

  • Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed (Founder of Comité d'Action Musulman – Moslem Committee of Action (CAM), later joined the Mauritius Labour Party in a political alliance and served in different ministries.)
    • Yousuf Mohamed (son of Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed; former minister and well-known lawyer in Mauritius.)
      • Shakeel Mohamed (grandson of Sir Abdool Razack Mohamed and son of Yousuf Mohamed; lawyer and Minister of Labour Industrial Relations and Employment.)

The Uteem Family

  • Sir Cassam Uteem (Former President of the Republic; Minister and Member of Parliament)
    • Reza Uteem (son of Sir Cassam Uteem; Member of Parliament)

The Virahsawmy Family

  • Simadree Virahsamy (Former Member of Parliament for constituency no.7 Piton-Riv du Rempart)
    • Deva Virahsawmy (General Secretary of Labour Party, Member of Parliament for constituency no.7 and Minister of Environment and Durable Development)

The Jeetah Family

  • Ramnath Jeetah (Former Member of Parliament for constituency no.9 Flacq-Bon Accueil)
    • Rajesh Jeetah (Member of Parliament and Minister of Tertiary Education)

The Seetaram Family

  • Iswurdeo Seetaram (Former Member of Parliament for constituency no.9 Flacq-Bon Accueil)
    • Jangbahadoorsing Iswurdeo Mola Roopchand Seetaram (Member of Parliament and Minister of Business, Enterprise and Cooperatives)

The Guttee Family

  • Rajnarain Guttee (Former Member of Parliament for constituency no.9 Flacq-Bon Accueil, Former President of Arya Sabha Mauritius, Founder member and former Secretary General of Human Service Trust, Current President of Hindi Speaking Union)
  • Rohitnarain Singh Guttee G.O.S.K (Former Member of Parliament for constituency no. 6 Grand Bay-Poudre d'Or, younger brother of Rajnarain Guttee)


The Abascal family

The Ávila Camacho Family

The Calderón Hinojosa Family

The Cárdenas Family

The Madero Family

The Obregón Family (father-son)


The Bramble Family


The Mandela Family (South Africa) and Machel Family

The Guebuza-Dai Family (Brothers-in-law)


The Nujoma Family (father-son)


The Adeang Family

The Detudamo Family

The Dowiyogo Family

The Keke-Stephen Family

The Kun Family


The Koirala Family


The Donner family

  • Johannes Hendricus Donner (1824–1903, member of House of Representatives from 1880 to 1901)
    • Jan Donner (1891–1981, Minister of Justice 1926–33), grandson of Johannes Hendricus Donner
      • André Donner (1918–92, member of the state committee on revising the Constitution 1950–54, chairman of the state committee on revising the Constitution 1967–71), son of Jan Donner
        • Piet Hein Donner (born 1948, Member of the Council of State 1997–2002, minister from 2002–2012, current Vice-president of the Council of State), son of André Donner

The Regout family


The Godett Family

The Asjes-Prins Family

New Zealand

The Allen Family (grandfather-grandson)

The Atmore – Baigent Family (brothers-in-law)

  • Harry Atmore – Member of Parliament for Nelson 1911–46 and Minister of Education 1928–31. Member of Nelson City Council 1905. Harry Atmore was the son-in-law of James Corrigan Member of Parliament for Patea 1922–25. Brother-in-law of Henry
  • Henry Baigent – Mayor of Nelson 1901–04 and 1905–06 and Nelson City Councillor 1893–1901

The Barclay Family (father-son-cousin)

  • James Barclay – Member of Parliament 1935–43 for Marsden and Minister of Agriculture 1941–43
    • Bruce Barclay – Member of Parliament 1969–79 for Christchurch Central
    • Ron Barclay – Member of Parliament 1966–75 for New Plymouth. Deputy Mayor of New Plymouth District Council

The Bell Family (father-son-grandsons)

  • Sir Dillon Bell – Speaker 1871–75. Son-in-law Scobie Mackenzie Member of Parliament for Mt. Ida 1884–93 and Dunedin 1896–99
    • Sir Francis Bell – Prime Minister 1925, son of Sir Dillon
      • William Bell – Member of Parliament 1911–14, son of Sir Francis
      • Cheviot Bell – Member of Legislative Council 1950, son of Sir Francis and brother of William

The Brandon Family (father-son)

  • Alfred Brandon, Sr. – Member of Parliament for Wellington Country 1858–81 and Legislative Council 1883–86
    • Alfred Brandon, Jr. – Mayor of Wellington 1893–94 and Wellington City Councillor 1886–91

The Brown – Garrick – Peacock – Webb family (brothers-in-law)

The Connelly Family (father-son)

  • Michael Connelly – Member of Legislative Council 1936–1950
    • Mick Connelly – Member of Parliament 1956–84 and Cabinet Minister, son of Michael

The Courtney – Williams Family (great-grandfather and great-grandson)

  • Thomas Williams – Christchurch City Councillor and Gore Borough Councillor 19th Century
    • Mel Courtney – Nelson City Councillor and Member of Parliament for Nelson 1976–81

The Douglas Family (father-sons)

  • Norman Douglas – Member of Parliament 1960–75 and son-in-law of Member of Parliament Bill Anderton
    • Sir Roger Douglas – Member of Parliament 1969–75, 1978–90, 2008–11, Minister of Finance (1984–88) and founder of the ACT Party 1995, son of Norman
    • Malcolm Douglas – Member of Parliament (1978), son of Norman and brother of Sir Roger

The Field Family (brothers-cousin)

  • Henry Field – Member of Parliament for Otaki 1896–99
  • William Field – Member of Parliament for Otaki 1900–1935, brother of Henry
  • Tom Field – Member of Parliament for Nelson 1914–19, cousin to Henry and William

The Fisher Family (father-son)

  • George Fisher – Member of Parliament for Wellington 1884–90 and Mayor of Wellington
    • Francis Fisher – Member of Parliament for Wellington 1905–14, son of George

The Fraser – Cullen Family (wife-husband)

The Gerard Family (father-son)

  • Richard Gerard – Member of Parliament 1943–69 for Mid-Canterbury and Ashburton
    • Jim Gerard – Member of Parliament 1984–97 for Rangiora. Mayor of Waimakariri 2001–07 and Waimakariri District Councillor 2010–

The Graham Family (great-grandfather-great-grandsons/brothers)

  • Robert Graham – Member of Parliament 1855–68
    • Doug Graham – Member of Parliament 1984–1999 for Remuera and Cabinet Minister
    • Kennedy Graham – List Member of Parliament, brother of Doug

The Grigg Family (husband-wife-husband)

  • Arthur Grigg – Member of Parliament 1938–41 for Mid-Canterbury
  • Mary Grigg – Member of Parliament 1942–43 for his seat after he was killed in World War II. Her grandfather was Premier Sir John Hall, MP 1855–60 and 1866–93. She married William Polson (Member of Parliament 1928–46) in 1943.

The Hamilton Brothers

  • Adam Hamilton – Member of Parliament for Wallace 1919–22 and 1925–46. Leader of the Opposition 1936–40
  • John Hamilton – Member of Parliament for Awarua 1919–22 and 1925–28, brother of Adam

The Hanan Family (uncle-nephew)

  • Josiah Hanan – Member of Parliament for Invercargill 1899–1925 and Cabinet Minister. Mayor of Invercargill 1896–1897
    • Ralph Hanan – Member of Parliament for Invercargill 1946–69 and Cabinet Minister. Mayor of Invercargill 1938–1941. Nephew of Josiah

The Hay Family (father-son)

The Henare Family (great-grandfather/great-grandson)

  • Tau Henare – Member of Parliament (1914–38)
    • Tau Henare, Jr. – Member of Parliament (1993–99 & 2005–present) and Cabinet Minister (1996–99), great-grandson of Tau Henare

The Hislop Family (father-son)

  • Thomas Hislop, Sr. – Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister. Mayor of Wellington 1905–1908
    • Thomas Hislop, Jr. – Mayor of Wellington 1931–44 and High Commissioner to Canada 1950–57

The Holland Family (father-son-grandson)

  • Henry Holland – Member of Parliament 1925–35 for Christchurch North and Mayor of Christchurch
    • Sir Sidney Holland – Leader of the New Zealand National Party and Prime Minister of New Zealand (1949–57)
      • Eric Holland – Cabinet Minister (1975–78), son of Sir Sidney.

The Holyoake Family (father/son-in-law)

  • Keith Holyoake – Member of Parliament 1932–38 (Motueka) and 1943–77 (Pahiatua) and Prime Minister
    • Ken Comber – Member of Parliament 1972–81, married Diane Holyoake daughter of Keith

The Howard Family (father-daughter)

  • Ted Howard – Member of Parliament (1919–39)
    • Mabel Howard – Member of Parliament (1943–69) and Cabinet Minister. Member of Christchurch City Council. Daughter of Ted

The Hutchison Family (father-son)

The Izard Family (father-son)

The Kirk Family (father-son)

  • Norman Kirk – Member of Parliament (1957–1974) and Prime Minister
    • John Kirk – Member of Parliament (1974–84), son of Norman

The Lange – Bassett Family (Bassett was a cousin of Lange)

  • David Lange – Prime Minister of New Zealand (1984–89)
  • Michael Bassett – Member of Parliament (1972–90) and Cabinet Minister (1984–90), cousin of David

The Levin Family (father-son)

  • Nathaniel Levin – Member of Legislative Council 1869–71
    • William Levin – Member of Parliament for Wellington 1879–84, son of Nathaniel

The Luxton Family (father-son)

  • Jack Luxton – Member of Parliament for Piako (seat renamed Matamata) 1966–87
    • John Luxton – Member of Parliament for Matamata 1987–99 and Cabinet Minister 1990–99, son of Jack

The McCombs Family (husband-wife-son)

  • James McCombs – Member of Parliament (1913–1933)
  • Elizabeth McCombs – first woman Member of Parliament (1933–1935). Member of Christchurch City Council
    • Terry McCombs – Member of Parliament (1935–51) and Cabinet Minister, son of James and Elizabeth

The MacIntyre Family (father-son)

The Mackenzie Family (father-son)

  • Sir Thomas Mackenzie – Prime Minister 1912. Member of Parliament 1887 to 1896 and 1900 to 1912 and Cabinet Minister. High Commissioner in London 1912–20.
    • Sir Clutha Mackenzie – Member of Parliament 1921–22 for Auckland East. Became blind at the age of 20 as a result of action at Gallipoli 1915. Sir Clutha was the son-in-law of Rt. Hon. George Forbes. Son of Sir Thomas

The Mackey Family (mother-daughter)

  • Janet Mackey – Member of Parliament for East Coast (1996–2005)
    • Moana Mackey – List Member of Parliament (2003–present), daughter of Janet

The Mason – Wilford Family (grandfather-grandson)

  • Thomas Mason – Member of Parliament for Hutt 1879–84
    • Thomas Wilford – Member of Parliament for Hutt 1896–1929, grandson of Thomas and son-in-law of Sir George McLean, Member of Parliament for Waikouaiti 1871–81

The Massey Family (father-two sons)

  • Bill Massey – Member of Parliament 1894–1925 and Prime Minister 1912–25
    • Walter Massey – Member of Parliament for Hauraki 1931–35, son of Bill
    • Jack Massey – Member of Parliament for Franklin 1928–35 and 1938–57, son of Bill and brother of Walter

The McClay Family (father-son)

  • Roger McClay – Member of Parliament 1981–96 and Cabinet Minister
    • Todd McClay – Member of Parliament for Rotorua 2008–, son of Roger

The McMillan Family (husband-wife)

  • Dr Gervan McMillan – Member of Parliament 1935–43 for Dunedin West and Cabinet Minister. Member of Dunedin City Council
  • Ethel McMillan – Member of Parliament 1953–75 for Dunedin North, wife of Gervan

The Montgomery Family (father-son)

The Moss Family (father-son)

  • Frederick Moss – Member of Parliament for Parnell 1876–90
    • Edward Moss – Member of Parliament for Ohinemuri 1902–05, son of Frederick

The Myers – Baume Family (cousins)

  • Frederick Baume – Member of Parliament for Auckland East
  • Arthur Myers – elected Member of Parliament for Auckland East after Baume died. Mayor of Auckland

The Nordmeyer Family (father-in-law & son-in-law)

  • Sir Arnold Nordmeyer – Member of Parliament 1935–69 and Cabinet Minister. Leader of the Opposition 1963–65
    • Jim Edwards – Member of Parliament for Napier 1954–66, husband of Alison Nordmeyer and son-in-law of Sir Arnold

The O'Flynn Family (father-son)

The Ormond – Wilson Family (grandfathers-grandsons)

  • James Wilson – Member of Parliament 1881–96
  • John Ormond – Member of Parliament 1861–90
    • Ormond Wilson – Member of Parliament 1935–38 and 1946–49, grandson of James and John
    • Tiaki Omana – Member of Parliament for Eastern Maori 1943–63, grandson of John

The Paikea Family (father-son)

  • Paraire Paikea – Member of Parliament for Northern Maori 1938–43
    • Tapihana Paikea – Member of Parliament for Northern Maori 1943–63, son of Paraire

The Parata Family (father-son-descendent)

  • Tame Parata – Member of Parliament for Southern Maori 1885–1911
    • Taare Parata – Member of Parliament for Southern Maori 1911–18, son of Tame
      • Hekia Parata – Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister, descendent of Tame and Taare

The Peters Family (brothers)

  • Ian Peters – National Party Member of Parliament for Tongariro (1990–1993)
  • Jim Peters – New Zealand First Member of Parliament (2002–2005)
  • Winston Peters – Leader of the New Zealand First Party; Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand (1996–98)

The Pharazyn Family (father-son)

The Ratana Family (brothers, wife)

  • Haami Ratana – Member of Parliament 1935–1944, succeeded by his younger brother
  • Matiu Ratana – Member of Parliament 1944–1949, succeeded by his wife
  • Iriaka Ratana – Member of Parliament 1949–69 (all for Western Maori)

The Reeves Brothers

  • Charles Reeves – Mayor of Dunedin 1876–77 and Dunedin City Councillor 1873–76
  • Richard Reeves – Member of Parliament for Grey Valley and Inangahua 1878–1893 and Legislative Council 1895–1910 (Speaker 1895), brother of Charles

The Reeves Family (father-son)

  • William Reeves – Member of Parliament 1867–1868 & 1871–1875
    • William Pember Reeves – Member of Parliament 1887–1896 and Minister of Labour 1891–1896, son of William

The Rhodes Family (brothers, father-son-cousin)

The Richardson – Pearce Family (Richardson was Pearce's great-granddaughter)

  • George Pearce – Member of Parliament for Patea 1908–19
    • Ruth Richardson – Member of Parliament for Selwyn 1981–1994 and Minister of Finance

The Richmond – Atkinson Family (brothers, relation by marriage)

  • James Richmond – Member of Parliament 1860–1870 and a Cabinet Minister, and his brother
  • William Richmond – Member of Parliament 1855–62 and a Cabinet Minister
  • Harry Atkinson – Member of Parliament 1861–91 and Premier several times, related by marriage

The Rolleston Family (father-sons)

  • William Rolleston – Provincial Superintendent, Member of Parliament and Cabinet Minister
    • Frank Rolleston – Member of Parliament for Timaru 1922–28 and Cabinet Minister, son of William
    • John Rolleston – Member of Parliament for Waitomo 1922–28, son of William and brother of Frank

The Seddon Family (father-son)

  • Richard Seddon – Prime Minister of New Zealand (1893–1906)
    • Tom Seddon – Member of Parliament for Westland 1906–22 and 1925–28, son of Richard

The Sidey Family (father-son)

  • Sir Thomas Sidey, Sr. – Member of Parliament for Caversham and Dunedin South 1901–28, Cabinet Minister and Member of Legislative Council 1928–33

The Smith Family (father-son)

  • Edward Smith – Member of Parliament 1890–96 and 1899–1907
    • Sydney Smith – Member of Parliament 1918–25 and 1928–38 and Cabinet Minister, son of Edward

The Smith Family (father-son)

The Stewart Family (father-son)

The Sutton Family (brothers)

  • Jim Sutton – Member of Parliament (1984–90, 1993–2006) and Cabinet Minister (1999–2006)
  • Bill Sutton – Member of Parliament (1984–90), brother of Jim

The Taylor Family (father-son)

  • Tommy Taylor – Member of Parliament and Mayor of Christchurch 1911
    • Teddy Taylor – Christchurch City Councillor 1968–71, son of Tommy

The Tirikatene Family (father-daughter-nephew/grandson)

The Tizard Family (husband-wife; parents-daughter)

  • Bob Tizard – Member of Parliament (1957–60 and 1963–90), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance (1974–75)
  • Dame Catherine Tizard – Mayor of Auckland (1983–90) and Governor-General of New Zealand (1990–95), ex-wife of Bob
    • Judith Tizard – Member of Parliament (1993–2008) and Cabinet Minister, daughter of Bob and Dame Catherine

The Uru Brothers

  • Hopere Uru – Member of Parliament for Southern Maori 1918–21
  • Henare Uru – Member of Parliament for Southern Maori 1922–28, brother of Hopere

The Wetere – Mahuta Family (uncle-niece)

  • Koro Wētere – Member of Parliament 1969–96 and Cabinet Minister
    • Nanaia Mahuta – Member of Parliament 1996– and Cabinet Minister, niece of Koro

The Wakefield Family (father-son-nephew)

The Ward Family (father-son)

  • Sir Joseph Ward – (1887–1930) Member of Parliament and Premier/Prime Minister
    • Vincent Ward – (1930–31) Member of Parliament, son of Sir Joseph

The Young Family (father-daughter)

  • Bill Young – Member of Parliament 1966–81 and Cabinet Minister
    • Annabel Young – Member of Parliament 1997–2002, daughter of Bill

The Young Family (father-son)

  • Venn Young – Member of Parliament 1966 to 1990 and Cabinet Minister
    • Jonathan Young – Member of Parliament for New Plymouth 2008–, son of Venn


The Argüello Family

The Chamorro Family

The Sacasa Family

The Somoza Family


The Diori Family (cousins)

The Kountché Family (cousins)


"The Abubakar Olusola Saraki Family (father, son, daughter)

  • Abubakar Olusola Saraki 1979–1983: (Former Senate Leader in Nigerian Senate)
  • Abubakar Olubukola Saraki 2003–2007 and 2007–2011: (Former Governor of Kwara State), 2011 -to present: (Senator in Nigerian Senate)
  • Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki 1999–2003: (Member of Nigerian House of Representatives), 2003–2007: (Senator in Nigerian Senate), 2007–2011: (Senator in Nigerian Senate), 2011


The Stoltenberg Family All members of the family are associated with the Norwegian Labour Party

  • Karin Stoltenberg (wife of Thorvald Stoltenberg) 1986–1987 Junior minister of Trade and Shipping, 1987–88 Junior minister of Business Affairs.
  • Ingrid Schulerud (married to Jens Stoltenberg) (has a high-profile diplomatic position in the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Johan Jørgen Holst (Thorvald Stoltenberg's brother in Law, [married to Karin's sister]) (1993–94 Minister of Foreign Affairs and known for leading peace negotiations in the Middle East. 1987–89 and 1991–93 Minister of Defense.)
  • Anne-Catharina Vestly (Ingrid Schulerud aunt) (Writer of literature for children with a left wing and feministic political message, and political advocate for less secrecy toward children about sex)

The Gerhardsen Family All members of the family are associated with the Norwegian Labour Party

The Harlem Family All members of the family are associated with the Norwegian Labor Party

  • Gudmund Harlem. Minister of Social Affairs 1955–61 and Minister of Defense, 1961–63 and 1963–65.
  • Gro Harlem Brundtland. Daughter of Gudmund Harlem. Minister of Environmental Affairs 1974–79. Prime Minister three times: February 1981 – October 1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96. Director-General of the World Health Organization, 1998–2003.
  • Hanne Harlem. Daughter of Gudmund Harlem, sister of Gro Harlem Brundtland. Minister of Justice 2000–2001.

The Bondevik Family All members of the family is associated with the Norwegian Christian Democratic Party


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The Remengesau Family (Father-son)

  • Thomas Remengesau, Sr. (President, 1988–89, Vice President, 1986–88)
    • Tommy Remengesau (President, 2013–present & 2001–09, Vice President 1993–2001, Senator 1989–93 & 2009–13)

The Tmetuchl-Toriboing Family

The Whipps Family (Father-son)

  • Surangel S. Whipps (Presidential candidate (2008), former President of the Senate (2001–2009, former Speaker of the House of Delegates (1985–2001), member of Council of Chiefs as Rekemesik of Inglai Clan, Ngatpang (1997–present))


The Arias Family

The Arosemena Family (brothers-in-law)

The Boyd Family (father-son)

The Chiari-Robles Family

The Delvalle Family (uncle-nephew)

The Lewis Family (father-son)

The Torrijos Family (father-son)

Papua New Guinea

The Chan Family (father-son)

The Somare Family (father-son)


The Argaña Family

The Cubas Family

The López Family


The Andrade Family

The Belaúnde/Diez Canseco Family

The de la Riva-Agüero Family

The Fujimori Family

The García Family

The Morales-Bermudez Family

The Pardo Family

The Prado Family


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These are the families that either supplied two or more generations of presidents, or vice presidents, or senators. Only family members who are presidents, vice presidents, senators, congressmen or members of the Cabinet are included, unless that government official has a descendant that is from amongst those positions.

The Angara Family

The Aquino Family

The Cayetano Family

The Cojuangco Family

The Estrada Family

Luisa Pimintel Estrada (former senator); wife of Joseph
  • Jinggoy Estrada (born Jose P. Ejercito, Jr.) (current senator); son of Joseph and Luisa
Guia Gomez (mayor of San Juan); mother of JV
  • JV Ejercito (incoming senator and current San Juan congressman); son of Joseph and Guia

The Guingona Family

The Laurel Family

The López family of Iloilo

The Madrigal Family

The Magsaysay Family

The Marcos Family

The Macapagal Family

The Osmeña Family

The Pimentel Family

The Recto Family

The Revilla Family

The Roxas Family

The Sumulong Family

The Sotto Family

The Tañada Family

Pitcairn Islands

The Christian Family


Poland is probably the only country in the world where identical twins were head of the government (Prime Minister) and head of state (President) at the same time.

The Gierek Family (father-son)

The Giertych Family (father-son-grandson)

The Grabski Brothers

The Kaczyński Family (identical twins)

The Wałęsa Family (father-son)


The Carmona and Carmona Rodrigues Family (granduncle-grandnephew)

The Soares Family (father-son)

The Portas Family (father-brothers)

The Menezes Family ' (father-son)

Puerto Rico

The Calderón Family

The Hernandez Family

The Muñoz Family

The Rivera Family

The Pesquera Family

The Romero Family


The Brătianu Family

The Băsescu Family (father, daughter)

The Ponta-Sârbu Family (husband, wife, father-in-law)

Russia / Soviet Union

The Brezhnev-Churbanov Family (father-in-law and son-in-law)

  • Leonid Brezhnev (1906–1982) (leader of the Soviet Union, 1964–82)
    • Yuri Churbanov (b. 1936) (Deputy of Ministers of Interior of the USSR), son-in-law of Leonid Brezhnev)

The Glazyev-Sinelin Family (brothers-in-law, alumni, co-partisans)

The Gorbachev Family

The Khristenko-Golikova Family

The Kosygin-Primakov Family (somebodies-in-law via two marriages)

The Sobchak-Narusova Family (spouses)

The Stalin-Zhdanov Family (fathers of spouses)

The Trotsky-Kamenev Family (brothers-in-law)

The Yeltsin Family (father-in-law and son-in-law)

The Zubkov-Serdyukov Family (father-in-law and son-in-law)

    • Zhukov daughter and vasilevski son spouses
    • Lebed Brothers


The Habyarimana Family and Kayibanda Family

Saint Lucia

The Cenac family (brother)

The Lewis family (father-son)

São Tomé and Príncipe

The Costa Alegre Family

The Trovoada Family (Father-son)


The Wade Family (father-son)


The Ferrari Family

Sierra Leone

The Margai Brothers


The Lee Family

Solomon Islands

The Chan Family

  • Tommy Chan (Member of Parliament and businessman)
    • Laurie Chan (son of Tommy Chan; Foreign Minister, 2002– )

The Kemakeza Family


Sharmarke Family (Father-son)

Barre Family (Brothers)

South Africa

The de Klerk Family

The Mandela Family and Machel Family

The Marte Family

The Mbeki Family

The Ngcuka Family (husband-wife)

The Sisulu Family

The Slovo Family and First Families (husband-wife)

The Tambo Family

The Zuma Family (ex-spouses)

The Seedat Family Dawood Ahmed Seedat – communist leader Fatima Seedat = wife and communist Zoni Seedat – Anc and Sacp Azad Seedat – Anc and Sacp


  • The Primo de Rivera family – is a Spanish military family prominent in politics of the 19th and 20th centuries:

Sri Lanka

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The Assad Family

The Atassi family

The al-Azm family


House of Bernadotte

Bildt family

Bodström family

Bohman family

Cederschiöld family

De Geer family

Douglas family

Hammarskjöld family

Heckscher family

  • Gunnar Heckscher, Conservative Party leader 1961–65
    • Sten Heckscher, social democratic Minister of Industry and Employment 1994–96, son of Gunnar Heckscher

Leijon family

  • Anna-Greta Leijon, Social Democratic cabinet minister 1973–1976 and 1982–1988
    • Britta Lejon, Social Democratic cabinet minister 1998–2002, Member of Parliament since 2002, daughter of Anna-Greta Leijon

Myrdal family

  • Gunnar Myrdal, Social Democratic cabinet minister 1945–47
  • Alva Myrdal, Social Democratic cabinet minister 1966–73, wife of Gunnar Myrdal
    • Jan Myrdal, author and independent communist political writer and columnist, son of Alva and Gunnar Myrdal

Ohlin family

  • Bertil Ohlin, party leader of the liberal Folkpartiet 1944–1967, minister of commerce in the wartime government 1944–1945.
    • Anne Wibble, representing the same party, Minister of Finance in 1991–94, daughter of Bertil Ohlin.

Reinfeldt family

Wallenberg family

  • Knut Wallenberg (1853–1938), banker, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs 1914–17
    • Raoul Wallenberg (1912–47?) businessman and diplomat, he helped many Hungarian Jews during the later stages of World War II, by issuing temporary Swedish "protective passports", grandnephew of Knut Wallenberg.


Vejjajiva family

Shinawatra family


The Gnassingbé Family

The Olympio Family

Trinidad and Tobago

The Capildeo family

The Fitzpatrick family

The Sinanan family

The Panday Family


The Bourguiba Family


The Ecevit Family (spouses)

The İnönü Family (father-son)


The Latasi Family


The Obote Family

  • Milton Obote (1924–2005), Prime Minister (1962–67), President (1967–71, 1981–85).
  • Miria Obote (President of the Uganda People's Congress 2005–10), wife of Milton Obote.
    • Jimmy Akena (Member of Parliament), son of Milton and Miria Obote.
  • Akbar Adoko Nekyon (former Member of Parliament and Minister), cousin of Milton Obote.

The Museveni Family

The Kiwanuka Family

  • Benedicto Kiwanuka, first Prime Minister of Uganda (1961–62), Chief Justice (1971–72), President of the Democratic Party.
    • Maurice Kagimu Kiwanuka (Diplomat, formerly a Minister and Member of Parliament), son of Benedicto Kiwanuka.

The Kakonge Family

  • Edward Kakonge, Current Chairman of Uganda Peoples Congress UPC (2011 – TO DATE), Minister of Local Government and Minister of Youth Culture and Sports (1986–89), Chairman of Uganda Debt Network (2007 – TO DATE)
  • John Kakonge (First Secretary General of Uganda Peoples Congress, formerly a Minister in Obote I Government as Minister of Cooperatives and Agriculture. He disappeared on 16 November 1972 during the Idi Amin regime. He was also a brother of Edward Kakonge.
  • Festus Kambarage Kakonge (Current Commissioner for National Guidance at the Information and National Guidance ministry, formerly Resident District Commissioner in Kotido and Kabarole districts in the Museveni Government. He is a brother to both John and Edward Kakonge.
  • Mugisha Muntu Rtd. Major General(Current Forum for Democratic Change Party President – 22 November 2012 to date, Formerly FDC Secretary for Mobilization. Former EALA MP from 2001 – 2011. Former Army Commander from 1989– 1998. Son in law of the Late John Kakonge.

The Lutwa Okello Family

  • General Tito Okello, former Army Commander and President of Uganda.

The Lule Family

The Awori Family (Kenya and Uganda)


The Kuchma-Pinchuk Family (father-in-law and son-in-law)

United Kingdom

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United States

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The Arismendi Family (father and daughter)

The Batlle Family (grandfather, son, grandsons and great-grandson)

The Bauzá Family (father and son)

The Beltrán Family (father and son)

The Blanco Family (grandfather, sons and grandson)

The Bordaberry Family (grandfather, son and grandsons)

The Brum Brothers

The Cuestas Family (father and son)

The Demicheli Family (spouses)

The Ellauri Family (father, son and great grandson)

The Fernández Family (father and son)

The Forteza Family (father and son)

The Grauert Brothers

The Héber Family (brothers and son of one of them)

The Herrera Family (greatgrandfather, father and son)

The Hierro Family (grandfather, son and grandson)

The Jude Family (father and son)

The Michelini Family (father and sons)

The Mujica-Topolansky Family (spouses)

The Nin Brothers

The Pacheco Family

The Ramírez Family

The Saravia Family (brothers and descendant of one of them)

The Sanguinetti Family (cousins)

The Sendic Family (father and son)

The Stewart Family (descendant)

The Stirling Family (grandfather and grandson)

The Terra-Baldomir Family

The Tourné Family (uncle and niece)

The Wílliman Family (grandfather and grandson)

The Végh Family (father and son)

The Zorilla de San Martín Family (grandfather and grandson)


The Karimov Family


The Lini Family

The Sokomanu-Sopé Family


The Chávez Family

The Sucre Family




The Iryani Family (uncle-nephew)

The Saleh Family (father-son)

The Al-Shaabi Family (brothers-in-law)


The Chiluba Family

The Kaunda Family


The Mujuru Family

The Mugabe-Chiyangwa Family

See also


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  7. Kathin ceremony fostering neighbourly ties, 22 November 2008, Bangkok Post