Franklin Jr.
American politician
Franklin Jr.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. was an American politician. He was the fifth child of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sr. and his wife Eleanor.
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2011 All-district baseball - San Antonio Express
Google News - over 5 years
Lee: Josh Sotelo, OF, sr.; Isreal Martinez, utility, jr. Roosevelt: Mike Vasquez, utility, sr. First team: Brandeis: *Eugene Encina, P, jr.; Steven Keenum, P, jr.; Michael Sanchez, INF, sr. Clark: Chris Werland, P, sr.; *Jason Cervantes, INF, sr.;
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Veteran played support role on Bayfield - Statesville Record & Landmark
Google News - over 5 years
Also aboard the ship were Yogi Berra and Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Roosevelt, 54, survived the initial invasion but died about a month later of a heart attack. “We anchored about 15 miles out,” he said. Anchoring that far off shore kept the ships out of
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Oregon All-League Basketball Teams - MaxPreps
Google News - almost 6 years
Jarmarvin Coleman, sr, Marshall; Jamarri Gable, soph, Roosevelt; Peyton Seaquist, jr, Crook County; Antonio McCowan, jr, Roosevelt; Jordan Reeher, sr, Crook County; Travis Bartels, sr, Crook County. Paco Sanchez, sr, Marshall; Seth Henry, jr,
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Paid Notice: Deaths ROOSEVELT, OLIVER JR.
NYTimes - about 10 years
ROOSEVELT--Oliver Jr. The Board and Staff of Ballet Hispanico feel the deepest sympathy for our esteemed Executive Director Verdery Roosevelt on the loss of her father, Oliver W. Roosevelt Jr. In addition to serving for more than 30 years as fine arts editor and music critic for the Birmingham News, he taught Music Appreciation at local colleges
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Paid Notice: Deaths ROOSEVELT, OLIVER W. JR
NYTimes - about 10 years
ROOSEVELT--Oliver W. Jr, 79, died on January 9th after a long illness. Son of Oliver W. and Verdery Akin Roosevelt, he was Fine Arts Editor and Music Critic for The Birmingham News. He is survived by his wife Ann; son Oliver W. III (Carol); daughters Verdery, Laura Patterson (Jim), Nicky (Judy Jackson), and Carolyn (Bill Gramby); grandsons Nicholas
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Roosevelt S. Zanders, Stars' Chauffeur, Dies at 81
NYTimes - over 21 years
Roosevelt S. Zanders, New York's "celebrity chauffeur," whose concept of personal service included shipping 100 pounds of shrimp to John Wayne in Paris and even securing theater tickets for Sol Hurok, died last Saturday at the Jewish Home and Hospital in Manhattan. He was 81, and had lived much of his life in Harlem. From 1946, when he borrowed
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 73
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. died in Poughkeepsie, New York after a battle with lung cancer, on his 74th birthday, August 17, 1988.
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  • 1984
    Age 69
    On March 3, 1984, he married his fifth and final wife Linda McKay Stevenson Weicker.
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  • 1977
    Age 62
    He married Patricia Luisa Oakes on May 6, 1977.
    More Details Hide Details They had one son before divorcing in 1981:
  • FIFTIES
  • 1973
    Age 58
    When brother Elliott published his tell-all book An Untold Story about his parents in 1973, Franklin Jr. led the family's denunciation of him.
    More Details Hide Details He also ran a small cattle farm and imported FIAT automobiles. (He was a personal friend of Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli.) For his service in the Navy during the Second World War, Roosevelt received the following awards: Source - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Application Notes Sources
  • 1970
    Age 55
    He married Felicia Schiff Warburg Sarnoff on July 1, 1970. The marriage was childless and ended in divorce in 1976.
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  • 1965
    Age 50
    He served as chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from May 26, 1965 to May 11, 1966.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1961
    Age 46
    He triggered controversy for representing Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo in the U.S., and dropped the account before Trujillo's assassination in 1961.
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  • 1960
    Age 45
    At the instigation of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., he campaigned for John F. Kennedy in the crucial 1960 West Virginia primary, falsely accusing Kennedy's opponent, Hubert Humphrey of having dodged the draft in World War II.
    More Details Hide Details Kennedy later named him Under-Secretary of Commerce and chairman of the President's Appalachian Regional Commission. This post (Under-Secretary of Commerce) was given to him when Defense Secretary Robert McNamara vetoed his appointment as Secretary of the Navy. "JFK and Franklin were friends and their families were close. Socially, Franklin spent a lot of time in the White House during JFK's reign. But when Kennedy was killed, Franklin fell from power." He ran for Governor of New York on the Liberal Party ticket in 1966, but was defeated by the incumbent Republican Nelson A. Rockefeller.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 39
    Roosevelt sought the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1954, but, after persuasion by powerful Tammany Hall boss Carmine DeSapio, abandoned his bid for Governor and was nominated by the Democratic State Convention to run for New York State Attorney General.
    More Details Hide Details Roosevelt was defeated in the general election by Republican Jacob K. Javits, although all other Democratic nominees were elected. Following his loss, Eleanor Roosevelt began building a campaign against the Tammany Hall leader that eventually forced DeSapio to step down from power in 1961.
  • 1950
    Age 35
    He was re-elected in 1950 and 1952 as a Democrat.
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  • 1949
    Age 34
    On August 31, 1949, he married Suzanne Perrin (born May 2, 1921), he had two daughters before they divorced in 1970:
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    He represented the 20th District of New York from May 17, 1949 until January 3, 1955.
    More Details Hide Details Despite his name and connections, he became unpopular with the Democratic leadership. When brother James Roosevelt was elected to the House, Speaker Sam Rayburn told him to "not waste our time like your brother did." James wrote that Franklin "had a dreadful record in Congress. He was smart, but not smart enough. He had good ideas and the power of persuasion, but he did not put them to good use. He coasted instead of working at his job, considering it beneath him, while he aimed for higher positions. He may have had the worst attendance record of any member of those days, and it cost him those higher positions."
    Roosevelt Jr. was elected as a member of the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1949, in which he ran as a candidate of the Liberal Party of New York.
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  • 1946
    Age 31
    He joined the Empire State Society of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1946.
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    Roosevelt was also involved in political affairs. He served on the President's Committee on Civil Rights in 1946 for President Harry Truman.
    More Details Hide Details Along with his brothers, he declared for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1948, alienating much of the Democratic party. Unlike Elliott, however, he took an anti-communist stance, and, according to columnist Stewart Alsop, leaked damaging information on Elliott to the press during the row over the latter's pro-Soviet activities.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 29
    Later, as a lieutenant commander, to which he was promoted to on March 1, 1944, Franklin became the commanding officer of his own destroyer escort, USS Ulvert M. Moore (DE-442) on July 18, 1944.
    More Details Hide Details The Moore served in the Pacific and shot down two Japanese aircraft and sank a Japanese submarine. She was in Tokyo Bay when Japan formally surrendered on September 2, 1945. James Roosevelt remembered that his brother as known as "Big Moose" to the men who served under him, he did "a tremendous job". In addition to the Silver Star, Roosevelt also received the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart and twelve battle stars for service in both the European and Pacific theaters. Roosevelt served in several New York law offices after the war. He was senior partner in the New York law firm of Roosevelt and Freiden before and after his service in the Congress.
  • 1941
    Age 26
    At the request of his father, along with brother Elliott Roosevelt he attended both the Argentia (Atlantic Charter) summit with Prime Minister Winston Churchill in August 1941, and the Casablanca Conference in January 1943.
    More Details Hide Details Franklin also met FDR in Africa prior to the Teheran Conference. Returning from Argentia, he sailed with Churchill and stood with him at parades in newly American-occupied Reykjavik, Iceland, to symbolize American solidarity with England, Scotland, and Wales. Brother James Roosevelt summarized "Brud's" naval service: "Franklin served on a destroyer that dodged torpedoes from Iceland to Minsk sic! He became executive officer of the destroyer, which was bombed at Palermo in the Sicilian invasion. The famed war correspondent Quentin Reynolds went out of his way to write mother how bravely Franklin performed in that bloody ordeal, in which he won the Silver Star for exposing himself under fire to carry a critically wounded sailor to safety."
  • 1940
    Age 25
    FDR Jr. was a junior naval officer in World War II and was decorated for bravery in the battle of Casablanca. He was commissioned an ensign in the Naval Reserve on June 11, 1940.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1934
    Age 19
    While not nearly as scandal-prone as his elder brothers James and Elliott, Franklin Jr. was in frequent and highly publicized legal trouble, mostly for traffic violations, and once in 1934 the president had to pay a $4,500 judgment for him after an injury-accident. He was married five times, including to Ethel du Pont (1916–1965) of the du Pont family. The couple married on June 30, 1937, and had two sons: The couple separated and formally divorced in 1949. Ethel du Pont later committed suicide at the age of 49, on May 25, 1965.
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  • 1933
    Age 18
    He graduated from Groton School in 1933, Harvard University in 1937, and from the University of Virginia School of Law in June 1940.
    More Details Hide Details The family thought that FDR Jr. was the one most like his father in appearance and behavior. James said, "Franklin is the one who came closest to being another FDR. He had father's looks, his speaking voice, his smile, his charm, his charisma."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on August 17, 1914.
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