General Douglas MacArthur, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and President Franklin Roosevelt were very different men…

William Manchester

William Manchester

“Still, if bloodlines mean anything, theirs was good stock.  It was enhanced in the New World; Sarah Barney Belcher of Taunton, Massachusetts, the boy colonel’s great-grandmother, became a common ancestor of Douglas MacArthur, Winston Churchill, and Franklin D. Roosevelt ― Douglas was an eighth cousin of Churchill and a sixth cousin, once removed, of FDR ― and three of WWII’s great leaders were thus linked by American intermarriages.” ― American Caesar, Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964, William Manchester, Page16.

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Retired military officer; retired Air Force civil servant; retired executive, DS Information Systems Corporation; writer; researcher; reader and avid yachtsman.
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