First Family

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The First Family of U.S. President Barack Obama

First Family is an unofficial title for the family of a republic's head of state. A First Family usually consists of: the head of state, the first lady or first gentleman, and any children of the couple.

Related terms[edit]

The term Second Family is often used to refer to the deputy head of state, usually a vice-president, or, in some countries, the family of the prime minister, in deference to a first family or royal family.[citation needed] The spouse is called the Second Lady or Second Gentleman.

In popular culture[edit]


  • In the comic book series Astro City, the First Family is a family of super-powered adventurers.




  • In the Doctor Who, episode "Partners in Crime", the First Family commissioned Miss Foster to create the Adipose.
  • The First Family is an American sitcom that began airing in first-run syndication in the United States beginning in 2012.

In fossils[edit]

The First Family is also a collection of Australopithecus afarensis fossils discovered at site "333" at Hadar in Ethiopia, near the location of another famous A. afarensis, Lucy. A. afarensis is believed to be the first habitual bipedal hominid and a direct ancestor of Homo sapiens. This species lived between 3.9 million to 2.9 million years ago.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baldacci, David (March 1, 2010). First Family (King and Maxwell). Grand Central Publishing; Reprint edition. ISBN 0446539740. 
  2. ^ Dash, Mike (August 31, 2010). The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia. Ballantine Books; Reprint edition. ISBN 0345523571.