Theodore Douglas Robinson

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Theodore Douglas Robinson (April 28, 1883 – April 10, 1934) was an American politician from New York, and a member of the Roosevelt family. He was the eldest nephew of President Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. (1858–1919). As an Oyster Bay Roosevelt Theodore was a descendant of the Schuyler family. [1] [2]


Theodore was born in New York City to Douglas Robinson, Jr. and Corinne Roosevelt (1861–1933). He lived in Herkimer County, New York.

Robinson was Chairman of the Progressive Party in the State of New York.

He was a Republican member of the New York State Senate in 1917 and 1918 (both 32nd D.); and again from 1921 to 1924, sitting in the 144th, 145th, 146th and 147th New York State Legislatures (all four 35th D.).

He was Assistant Secretary of the Navy from November 1924 to 1929.[3][4][5] He married Helen Rebecca Roosevelt (1881–1962), daughter of James Roosevelt "Rosey" Roosevelt, half-brother of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Helen Schermerhorn Astor from the Astor family.


  1. ^ Taylor, Robert Lewis. Along The Way: Two Paths From One Ancestry Xlibris Corporation, 2014
  2. ^ Brogan, Hugh and Mosley, Charles American Presidential Families October 1993, page 568
  3. ^ "Another Roosevelt". TIME. 1933-03-27. 
  4. ^ Hopson, Carol. "The Garden in the Woods - The Cemetery at Gelston Castle". Retrieved 2008-03-11. 
  5. ^ Marolda, Edward J. (2001). Theodore Roosevelt, the U.S. Navy, and the Spanish-American War. Macmillan. ISBN 978-0-312-24023-3. 
New York State Senate
Preceded by
Franklin W. Cristman
New York State Senate
32nd District

Succeeded by
James W. Yelverton
Preceded by
Burt Z. Kasson
New York State Senate
35th District

Succeeded by
Jeremiah Keck
Government offices
Preceded by
Theodore Roosevelt III
Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Succeeded by
Ernest L. Jahncke