The father served six terms in the US House of Representatives. The son earned 30 patents in his lifetime and founded many companies, mainly in aviation, and was a co-founder of both Pan Am and American Airlines.
The father was largely self-educated and was apprenticed at the age of 14 to a printer. At the age of 36 he owned a newspaper. He became a pioneer in the clock industry.
The son went to Harvard University where, as a student, he invented the flash camera. The IC company which he founded defined the future development of the IC industry.
MORAL: It's All In The Genes