Allen G. Breed is a tenth-generation native of Lynn, Massachusetts. He joined The Associated Press in Louisville, Ky., in 1988 and was named a national writer for the wire service in 2006. He lives with his wife, Linda, and their daughter, Miana, in Wake Forest, N.C. Massachusetts native Robin L. White is a retired Foreign Service Officer who served in Morocco, Canada and Japan. She continues to take an active interest in U.S.-Japan affairs. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Nathaniel P. Breed Jr., great-grandson of Dr. Bowman and Hannah Breed.