Selwa Roosevelt meeting Barack Obama at the White House in 2012
January 13, 1929 |
|Home town||Kingsport, Tennessee|
|Spouse(s)||Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr.|
Selwa Carmen Showker “Lucky” Roosevelt (born January 13, 1929) was Chief of Protocol of the United States for almost seven years from 1982-1989—longer than anyone has ever served in that position.
Selwa was born in the city of Kingsport, Tennessee, the daughter of Lebanese Druze immigrants, Salim Shqer and Najla Shqer. She lived there until her marriage in 1950 to Archibald "Archie" B. Roosevelt, Jr., a grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. They were married for forty years until Archie died of heart failure in 1990.
An honors graduate from Vassar College, Lucky has worked as a journalist for The Washington Evening Star  and a free lance writer for numerous magazines, among them Family Circle, McCalls and Town & Country, where she was a contributing editor for seven years.
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