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First President Was Childless

September 27, 1987

Re your article "No Wonder Irvine Man Looks Like Washington" (Sept. 18):

I would imagine that my letter will be only one of a large number telling George Willis Tate of Irvine that he is mistaken if he means he is a direct descendant of George Washington.

Tate might be of the same lineage as our first President, but he is not in a direct line. George Washington, as every historian worth his salt knows, had no children. Whoever advised Tate that he was a descendant of George Washington was in error.

CHRIS LOWTHER

Garden Grove

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