Barack Obama Through his mother, related to Robert E. Lee
5th cousin 8 times removed to Barack Obama 44th U.S. President
Barack Obama in an article in USA Today, says this about Robert E. Lee: Â
I am seriously glad to be here tonight at the annual Alfalfa dinner. I know that many you are aware that this dinner began almost one hundred years ago as a way to celebrate the birthday of General Robert E. Lee. If he were here with us tonight, the general would be 202 years old. And very confused.
There’s an interesting article at CNN.com about the genealogy of our presidential hopefuls.
According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Sen. Barack Obama has family ties to: President George Bush, Winston Churchill, Lyndon Johnson, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, artist Georgia O’Keefe, actor Brad Pitt, Robert E. Lee and two signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Obama, the son of a white woman from Kansas and a black man from Kenya, is “related to millions of contemporary Americans – perhaps even…..