Susan Roosevelt Weld
Susan Roosevelt Weld
|First Lady of Massachusetts|
January 3, 1991 – July 29, 1997
|Preceded by||Kitty Dukakis|
|Succeeded by||Jan Cellucci|
(m. 1975; div. 2002)
|Parents||Quentin Roosevelt II|
Frances Blanche Webb
|Relatives||Anna Curtenius Roosevelt (sister)|
Theodore Roosevelt (great-grandfather)
See Roosevelt family
|Education||Harvard University (BA, JD, PhD)|
|Occupation||Lawyer, academic, politician|
Susan Roosevelt Weld is a former professor at Harvard specializing in ancient Chinese civilization and law. She also was General Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. She was the First Lady of Massachusetts from 1991 until 1997.
Weld is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Law Asia Leadership program at Georgetown University Law School. She serves on the Advisory Council of the US-China Education Trust.
Personal life and ancestry
She is the daughter of Quentin Roosevelt II, and Frances Blanche Webb, and granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt Jr., great-granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt. She is the grand-niece of Kermit Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt, Archibald Roosevelt, Ethel Roosevelt Derby and Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
She was married to former Massachusetts governor William Weld from July 7, 1975 until she divorced him in 2002. She is the mother of five children by Weld: David Minot (born August 26, 1976), Ethel Derby (born October 26, 1977), Mary Blake (born January 21, 1979), Quentin Roosevelt (born July 9, 1981) and Frances Wylie (born September 18, 1983).
- Covenant in Jin's Walled Cities: The Discoveries at Houma and Wenxian, Harvard University Press, 1990.
- "Susan R. Weld". Georgetown Law. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- "Susan Weld". US-China Education Trust. Archived from the original on 2012-03-22. Retrieved 2011-04-11.
- "Frances Roosevelt, Portrait Artist, 78", The New York Times, September 13, 1995
- "SUSAN ROOSEVELT WELD: A 'LONER' GENERATES HER OWN LIGHT", The Boston Globe, October 11, 1990, Marian Christy
- "Weld marriage may be on rocks", Boston Herald, David R. Guarino and Gayle Fee, June 30, 200
- "Running Weld", New York, Jan 23, 2006
- "The Weld's of Harvard Yard", Harvard Magazine, Craig A. Lambert
| First Lady of Massachusetts