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Q&A: What's going on with presidential children

Amy Carter, daughter of former President Carter, was married to James Wentzel in 1996. They live in Atlanta with their son, Hugo.

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Amy Carter, daughter of former President Carter, was married to James Wentzel in 1996. They live in Atlanta with their son, Hugo.

Obama girls' education

What is the tuition of the school that President-elect Barack Obama's daughters will attend?

The first daughters-to-be will attend Sidwell Friends School, a private school run by Quakers. Malia, 10 and a fifth grader, will be at the middle school in northwest Washington. Sasha, 7 and in second grade, will be in the lower school in Bethesda, Md. Tuition for the lower school is $28,442, and the middle school is $1,000 more.

Growing up in presidential style

How many children have lived in the White House? What is the breakdown?

The total number of children is difficult to determine with accuracy. Many presidents have had children or grandchildren who lived with them or visited often. Chelsea Clinton was 12 when she moved into the White House. She was the most recent child to live there since Amy Carter arrived at age 9 in 1977.

Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln, Grover Cleveland, Lyndon Johnson and Theodore Roosevelt are among the presidents who had children living at the White House.

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Staying out of the newspapers

What ever happened to Amy Carter, President Carter's daughter?

Carter earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Memphis College of Art and a master's in art history from Tulane University in New Orleans. She and her husband James Wentzel live in Atlanta with their son Hugo, 9. Carter has collaborated with her father on several projects. She illustrated a children's book, The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer, in 1995, written by Jimmy Carter. She also illustrated her father's book Christmas in Plains in 2001. In 2005 she collaborated with artist Hope Hilton on a public walking tour of Peachtree Street in Atlanta. She lives a private life and rarely grants interviews to the media.

Keeping tabs on the twins

President Bush's daughter Jenna recently was married. What is her twin sister Barbara doing?

Barbara Pierce Bush, 27, lives in Greenwich Village and has been working for the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in Manhattan, one of the Smithsonian museums. It is the only museum in the United States dedicated to historic and contemporary design.

Previously, she worked with AIDS patients in the African countries of Botswana, Tanzania and South Africa through a program sponsored by the Baylor College of Medicine's International Pediatrics AIDS Initiative. She is a graduate of Yale University, class of 2004.

She is named after her paternal grandmother, former first lady Barbara Pierce Bush. Her sister Jenna Hager is her fraternal twin.

Q&A: What's going on with presidential children 01/18/09 [Last modified: Sunday, January 18, 2009 3:30am]
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