"My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing." --Aldous Huxley (1894-1963).

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. Here are some famous fathers:
















Michael Jordan is a champion and a hero because he plays basketball with all his heart for his team, his family and his father.

Jose Marti is the father of freedom in Cuba.

Muhammed Ali is one of the greatest boxers in history and a loving father.

Alan Turing is the father of modern computing.

J.R.R. Tolkien was a wonderful father who wrote many letters to his sons.

Albert Einstein was the father of modern science.

George Washington was the childless father of our country.

Nelson Mandela is the father of freedom in South Africa.

Charles Darwin was the father of modern biology.

A.A. Milne based the character Christopher Robin in his Winnie-the-Pooh stories on his own son.

Jim Henson's muppets and television show, Sesame Street, thrilled millions of children, including his own, who now carry on his tradition.

Martin Luther King, Jr. believed that love, not violence, was the most powerful weapon.

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