1.1 Carl (Clinton) Van Doren ( 1885–1950), historian and literary critic, noted as the author of the biography Benjamin Franklin (1938).
1.2 Mark (Albert) Van Doren ( 1894–1972), poet and educator; son of Carl. His work is compiled in Collected Poems (1939).
1.3 Charles (Lincoln) Van Doren ( 1926-), writer and educator; son of Mark. He was involved in a quiz show scandal for having been given the answers prior to his appearances on television’s Twenty One in 1957.