Elliott Roosevelt

Elliott Roosevelt

Army Officer and Author
Born Sep 23, 1910

Elliott Roosevelt was a United States Army Air Forces officer and an author. Roosevelt was the second surviving son of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. After World War II, Roosevelt was called by a Senate subcommittee to testify about financial irregularities in which he had taken part regarding a contract for the experimental Hughes XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft.… Read More

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1910 Birth Born on September 23, 1910.


1933 22 Years Old Roosevelt had always been interested in flight, and in 1933 he briefly served as general manager of Gilpin Airlines of Glendale, California, a small airline owned by Rep. … Read More
1935 24 Years Old After controversial involvement in the Air Mail Scandal and a secret attempt to sell bombers in civilian disguise to the USSR, he was hired as vice president of the Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce (see Aerospace Industries Association), a post he held until 1935. … Read More
1940 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Roosevelt received a captain's commission in the United States Army Air Corps on 23 September 1940, his 30th birthday.


1941 30 Years Old In the summer of 1941, Roosevelt searched for and located air base sites in Labrador, Baffin Island, and Greenland, and reported on conditions in Iceland and along the rest of the embryonic North Atlantic ferry route. … Read More
1944 33 Years Old Most famously, Elliott claimed that he nearly lost his life when flying through the fireball of the explosion that killed Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. in August 1944. … Read More
He served as a procurement specialist, navigator, and intelligence and reconnaissance officer and rose to brigadier general by January 1945.
In 1947, Roosevelt telephoned Hughes to warn him that a Senate subcommittee (the "Brewster Committee," formerly the "Truman Committee") intended to call them both to account for financial irregularities regarding the XF-11 as well as for Hughes' H-4 Hercules, popularly known as the "Spruce Goose".


1952 41 Years Old After Elliott moved to Miami Beach and Havana with his fourth wife, in 1952, his brother John bought the Hyde Park tract. … Read More


1968 57 Years Old In 1968, he and an "alleged mobster front man," Michael J. McLaney, offered Louis P. Mastriana $100,000 to assassinate Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling. … Read More


1972 61 Years Old He emigrated to Portugal in 1972, but left for England after the revolution in 1975. … Read More
1973 62 Years Old 1 More Event
Published in 1973, the biography also contains valuable insights into FDR's run for vice-president, his rise to the governorship of New York, and his capture of the presidency in 1932, particularly with the help of Louis McHenry Howe.
1975 - 1977 2 More Events
1984 73 Years Old Eleanor Roosevelt, with Love: A Centenary Remembrance, came out in 1984. … Read More
1990 80 Years Old Died on October 27, 1990.
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