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Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Anna Roosevelt Halsted

Writer and Socialite
Born May 3, 1906

Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted was the daughter of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as the granddaughter of Elliott Roosevelt.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Anna Roosevelt Halsted.


1906 Birth Born in 1906.


1926 20 Years Old She was married for the first time, in Hyde Park, New York, in 1926 to stockbroker Curtis Bean Dall, but the marriage soured even before her father became president, and she then chose to live in the White House. … Read More
1932 26 Years Old Between 1932 and 1934, Anna was associate editor of a magazine called Babies Just Babies (her mother Eleanor also had ties to this publication); hosted a Best and Company Department Store; contributed articles to Liberty magazine; and wrote two children's books, Scamper and Scamper's Christmas.
1934 28 Years Old Anna and Curtis Dall divorced on July 30, 1934 at Minden, Nevada.
1935 29 Years Old Six months later, on January 18, 1935, she married 34-year-old journalist (Clarence) John Boettiger. … Read More


1936 30 Years Old Anna was active as a writer and journalist, and she served as editor of the woman's page of that newspaper from 1936 until 1943. … Read More
1944 38 Years Old When Boettiger went to serve in the war, new management conflicted with Anna and she left the paper as well. In 1944, at her ailing father's request, Anna moved into the White House to serve as an assistant to the President and as White House hostess during her mother's frequent absences.
1945 39 Years Old When in February 1945 President Roosevelt traveled to Yalta in the USSR to meet Stalin and Churchill, he selected Anna to accompany him since his son, Brig. … Read More


1947 41 Years Old After her father's death, Anna and John Boettiger bought a weekly newspaper in Phoenix, Arizona and renamed it the Arizona Times, turning it into a daily paper by May, 1947.
1948 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Anna was an executive editor and columnist until February 1948, when she became editor and publisher. … Read More
1949 43 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1949, Anna edited the monthly magazine The Woman, and contributed a series of articles called My Life with F.D.R.
1952 46 Years Old She married Dr. James Addison Halsted, a doctor with the Veterans Administration, on November 11, 1952. … Read More
1954 48 Years Old She began to work in the public relations field for labor unions. In the fall of 1954, she attended University of California, Los Angeles School of Social Work.
1955 49 Years Old In 1955, she and her husband moved to Syracuse New York, where she was hired as the assistant to the Director of Public Relations at the State University Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.


1957 - 1960 2 More Events
1961 55 Years Old In 1961, the Halsteds moved to Birmingham, Michigan, where Anna became the public relations director and coordinator at Metropolitan Hospital for the Comprehensive Medical Care Program sponsored by the United Auto-Workers.
1962 56 Years Old Anna's relationship with her famously fractious brothers was also volatile, but it was Anna who took care of her mother when she was terminally ill in 1962.
1963 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1963, she became the Director of Public Relations for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, in Detroit.


1975 69 Years Old Anna continued to be active in most of the same organizations until her death from throat cancer on December 1, 1975. … Read More
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