Theodore Roosevelt IV

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Theodore Roosevelt IV
Roosevelt at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in 2012
Theodore Roosevelt V

(1942-11-27) November 27, 1942 (age 81)
CitizenshipUnited States
Alma materHarvard University (BA, MBA)
Known forBusiness, Conservationist, Former Navy SEAL (1965–1974)
Political partyRepublican
Constance Lane Rogers
(m. 1970)
ChildrenTheodore Roosevelt VI
Parent(s)Theodore Roosevelt III
Anne Mason Babcock
RelativesSee Roosevelt family

Theodore Roosevelt V (/ˈrzəvɛlt/ ROH-zə-velt; born November 27, 1942), also called Theodore IV, is an American investment banker and managing director at Barclays Investment Bank. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and the Foreign Policy Association, and serves on the Advisory Council of Represent.Us, a nonpartisan anti-corruption organization. Roosevelt is also a prominent conservationist.[1] His name suffix varies since his great-grandfather, President Theodore Roosevelt, was a son of Theodore Roosevelt Sr., though the same-named son did not commonly use a "Jr." name suffix.

Early years[edit]

Theodore Roosevelt V was born on November 27, 1942. He is the only son of Theodore Roosevelt IV (1914–2001) and Anne Mason Babcock (1917–2001).[2] He earned his bachelor's degree from Harvard University in 1965. At Harvard, he was a member of the Porcellian Club.[3] In 1972, he earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where he was a member of the HBS Rugby Club.[4]

Roosevelt is a great-grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt. As an Oyster Bay Roosevelt, and through his ancestor Cornelius Van Schaack Jr., he is a descendant of the Schuyler family.[5][self-published source][6] His maternal grandparents were George Wheeler Babcock (1879—1950) and Anne Mason Bonnycastle Robinson (1886—1923).[7][8]


After college, he was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve on June 16, 1965, and served as a U.S. Navy officer with Underwater Demolition Team 11 (BUD/S Class 36).[9] After completing BUDS he served for two years in Vietnam with the Navy SEALs. He remained in the Naval Reserve after leaving active duty and was promoted to lieutenant commander on April 1, 1974.

He would later then go onto serving in the U.S. State Department as a foreign service officer in Washington, D.C. and the Upper Volta.[4]

Public service[edit]

Roosevelt is Chair of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions,[10] a Trustee of the Alliance for Climate Protection, a member of the Governing Council of The Wilderness Society (United States), and a Trustee for the American Museum of Natural History, the World Resources Institute,[11] and The Cultural Institutions Retirement System. He is also a Counselor for the China–U.S. Center for Sustainable Development. He sits on the Advisory Council of the nonpartisan anti-corruption organization Represent.Us,[12] where he served as a consultant in the crafting of the American Anti-Corruption Act.

At the Republican Convention in 2000, Roosevelt delivered an address on the environment.[citation needed] He gave the keynote speech at the National Governors Association Annual Meeting in 2001 as well as the keynote address at the Governors Conference on Climate Change in April 2008 sponsored by Yale University.[citation needed] Most recently, he spoke at the Conference of Parties Climate Summit in December 2009 in Copenhagen sponsored by the European Union Parliament.[citation needed]

On April 18, 2016, the day before the New York Republican primary, Roosevelt endorsed Ohio Governor John Kasich for president of the United States.[13]

Roosevelt suggested on Twitter that Donald Trump was the "loser" following a report in The Atlantic that Trump chose not to visit an American military cemetery in France, with Trump allegedly saying "Why should I go to that cemetery? It's filled with losers."[14]

Personal life[edit]

In 1970, Roosevelt married Constance Lane Rogers. They have one son, Theodore Roosevelt VI.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Newsweek: Heirs of iconic Republicans drifting away from GOP". Newsweek. 2007-05-06. Archived from the original on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2008-11-23. .....takes issue with what he says is George W. Bush's inattention to global warming (and Republican presidential contender John McCain's flirtations with the religious right). He's unhappy with the cost of the global war on terror and the record deficits incurred to finance it.
  2. ^ "Paid Notice: Deaths ROOSEVELT, ANNE MASON BABCOCK". The New York Times. 2001-02-02. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  3. ^ "College's Final Clubs Enjoy Secluded Life In a World that Pays Little Attention to Them | News | The Harvard Crimson". Retrieved 2017-05-04.
  4. ^ a b "Theodore Roosevelt, IV." Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2008. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2008. Theodore Roosevelt, IV Document Number: K2017505839. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
  5. ^ Taylor, Robert Lewis. Along The Way: Two Paths From One Ancestry Xlibris Corporation, 2014
  6. ^ Brogan, Hugh and Mosley, Charles American Presidential Families October 1993, page 568
  7. ^ "Bonnycastle Genealogy - Anne Mason Babcock".
  8. ^ "Anne Roosevelt, 86, Sportswoman". Retrieved 2016-06-28.
  9. ^ Smith, Gary R. Death in the Jungle: Diary of a Navy SEAL. Presidio Press, 1994, p. 15.
  10. ^ "Board of Directors — Center for Climate and Energy Solutions". 20 September 2017.
  11. ^ World Resources Institute Biosketch of Theodore Roosevelt IV. Accessed March 27, 2012.
  12. ^ "About - Represent.Us".
  13. ^ "Day before New York primary, Kasich gets backing of a Roosevelt". USA Today.
  14. ^ "Ted Roosevelt V Responds to Shocking Report that President Trump Called Fallen Soldiers "Losers"". Town & Country. September 4, 2020. Retrieved May 11, 2023.

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