But that raises the obvious question: How is Adam Clayton Powell IV the son of Adam Clayton Powell Jr.? Was there ever an Adam Clayton Powell III? How exactly does that work?
Otherwise, I can't think of any other heredity-related questions to ask about Adam Clayton Powell IV.
Nope, I'm drawing a blank.
Oh, yeah, I wanted to ask: Where did Rep. Rangel get his accent? I know Mike Tyson got his from his trainer, Cus D'Amato, but where did Charlie Rangel's accent come from?
P.S. Here's a family tree. I can't begin to make sense of it, but it's good to know it's out there.