Second-Hand Legacy?

<p>So this is kind of a silly question. But my dad's advisor for his PhD was a notable Harvard PhD. Is this worth mentioning for my Harvard essay or is it pointless?</p>

<p>Only if it's in the context of your knowing him and/or somehow being significantly influenced by him. It can't be corny or trite. It certainly is not going to benefit you in legacy or school connection terms.</p>