Hall Roosevelt

Brother of Eleanor Roosevelt
Born Jun 28, 1891

Gracie Hall Roosevelt was the youngest brother of former First Lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt and the nephew of Theodore Roosevelt. He was usually called Hall. He was named Gracie for his father's aunt, Anna Bulloch Gracie and her husband James, and Hall for his mother's family. When Hall was one year old, his mother, Anna Hall Roosevelt, died, and shortly after his third birthday his father, Elliott Roosevelt, died as well.… Read More

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1891 Birth Born in 1891.


1907 16 Years Old Before his death, Eleanor's father had implored her to act as a mother towards her toddler brother, and it was a request she made good upon for the rest of Hall's life. While at Tivoli, Eleanor doted on Hall, and when he enrolled at Groton in 1907, Eleanor accompanied him as a chaperone. … Read More


1925 34 Years Old When Hall wanted to seek a divorce in 1925, it was only with Eleanor's approval that he followed through with his decision. … Read More


1931 40 Years Old Hall was tapped by for service in the municipal government of Detroit by mayor (and future Supreme Court justice) Frank Murphy. Hall was named chairman of a mayoral committee on unemployment, and in January 1931 he was appointed city comptroller.
1937 46 Years Old In 1937 Hall sought a divorce from his second wife. … Read More


1941 50 Years Old He spent the last few years of his life in a small building on the Hyde Park estate, and he died in September 1941 at age 50. … Read More
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