James Roosevelt Roosevelt

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James Roosevelt Roosevelt
Rosey Roosevelt.jpg
Born April 27, 1854
Died May 7, 1927 (1927-05-08) (aged 73)
Occupation Diplomat
Spouse(s) Helen Schermerhorn Astor
Elizabeth Riley
Children Tadd Roosevelt
Helen Rebecca Roosevelt
Parent(s) James Roosevelt I
Rebecca Brien Howland
Relatives William Backhouse Astor, Jr. (father-in-law)
Caroline Webster Schermerhorn Astor (mother-in-law)

James Roosevelt "Rosy" Roosevelt (April 27, 1854 – May 7, 1927) was an American heir, diplomat and the older half-brother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR).

Early life[edit]

James Roosevelt Roosevelt was born on April 27, 1854.[1] He was the son of James Roosevelt I (1828–1900) and his first wife, Rebecca Brien Howland (1831–1876), who were second cousins. He was described as "an aimless if charming member of New York society's sporting set."[2] When his father died in 1900, the estate was split between Rosy and FDR.

Career[edit]

Roosevelt served as Secretary of the United States Legation in Vienna and as Secretary of the Embassy in London.

Personal life[edit]

On November 18, 1878, Rosy married Helen Schermerhorn Astor (November 27, 1855 – November 12, 1893), the second daughter of businessman William Backhouse Astor, Jr. (1829–1892) and socialite Caroline Webster "Lina" Schermerhorn (1830–1908). Roosevelt and Helen had two children:

After his first wife's death, Roosevelt married Elizabeth Riley in 1914.

Death[edit]

Roosevelt died on May 7, 1927. His second wife outlived him, and died in 1948.

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=roosevelt&id=I123
  2. ^ Ware, Susan. "Hyde Park Bucolic" The New York Times (July 14, 1985). Review of Ward, Geoffrey C. Feore the Trumpet Young Franklin Roosevelt: 1882-1905 (New York: Harper & Row, 1985)

Further reading

  • Black, Conrad Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom (2005)
  • Miller, Nathan Theodore Roosevelt: A Life (1992)
  • Moffat, R. Burnham The Barclays of New york: who they are and who they are not,-and some other Barclays (1904)

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