John Aspinwall Roosevelt

John Aspinwall Roosevelt

Son of Franklin Roosevelt
Born Mar 13, 1916

John Aspinwall Roosevelt was the sixth and last child of the 32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the only Roosevelt son who never sought political office.

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1916 Birth Born on March 13, 1916.


1937 21 Years Old In 1937, John Roosevelt was involved in a drunken brawl and an attack on the mayor in Cannes that made headlines across the world. … Read More
1938 22 Years Old John Aspinwall Roosevelt married Anne Lindsay Clark (1916–1973), a "Boston Brahmin", on June 18, 1938, in Massachusetts. … Read More
1941 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After graduation from Harvard, his father's alma mater, John worked at Filene's Department Store in Boston until America entered World War II in 1941. … Read More


1947 31 Years Old Although Roosevelt leaned Republican at an early age, he deliberately kept an apolitical stance until after his father's death. In 1947, John Roosevelt changed his political affiliation to Republican, a gesture his mother interpreted as an attempt to win support from his wife's family, his father-in-law being a staunchly Republican Boston banker.
1952 36 Years Old 1 More Event
He was also involved with Elliott Roosevelt in several businesses, especially in Cuba after Fulgencio Batista took power in 1952. … Read More


1956 40 Years Old In 1956, Roosevelt began consulting for the investment firm of Bache and Company, which he joined in 1967, retiring as a vice-president in 1980. … Read More
1962 46 Years Old More importantly, the presence of John and his family enabled Eleanor Roosevelt to live at Val-Kill until her death in 1962. … Read More
1965 49 Years Old In 1965, John and Anne Roosevelt obtained a divorce. … Read More


1970 54 Years Old Within three years of Eleanor Roosevelts's death, John Roosevelt divorced and remarried. In 1970, he sold the Val-Kill properties. … Read More


1981 65 Years Old John Roosevelt died of heart failure in 1981. … Read More
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