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Presidential Trivia

Cabinet

Which president appointed his own brother to a cabinet position?

President John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Robert as U.S. attorney general. That precedent later led to a federal law that prohibits presidents from naming family members to cabinet posts.

Obama named Robert Gates as his secretary of defense—a position he had held under President George W. Bush.



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