Throughout history, fathers have been loved, respected, and looked up to.
A father can be a spiritual leader or someone to look to for guidance and protection.
A father can be a parent, friend, leader of a nation, an accomplished scientist, teacher, writer, or sports hero.
Historical Father Figures of Our Country:
George Washington, the childless father of our country.
John Muir, the father of our national parks.
Martin Luther King, Jr., leader in peace and equality.
Jimmy Carter, national leader and peacemaker.
Michael Jordan, a hero who plays basketball with all his heart for his team, his family and his father.
Muhammed Ali, one of the greatest boxers in history and a loving father.
John Glenn, space explorer and hero.
Famous TV Dads, the Best and the Worst:
Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, The Cosby Show
Charles Ingalls, Little House on the Prairie
Ward Cleaver, Leave It to Beaver
Jim Anderson, Father Knows Best
Sheriff Andy Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show
Steve Douglas, My Three Sons
Steven Keaton, Family Ties
Al Bundy, Married...With Children
Peter Griffin, Family Guy
Tony Soprano, The Sopranos
Mike Brady, The Brady Bunch
Bradford Meade, Ugly Betty
Frank Costanza, Seinfeld
John Locke's dad, Lost
J.R. Ewing, Dallas
Jimmy Cooper, The O.C.
Christopher Hayden, Gilmore Girls
Gob Bluth, Arrested Development
Paul Young, Desperate Housewives
Homer Simpson, The Simpsons