Elliott Roosevelt

Army officer and author Elliott Roosevelt

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.
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Hyde Park movie theater, drive-in have illustrious history - Poughkeepsie Journal
Google News - over 6 years
The theater, established in 1950 by brother-in-laws Sidney Cohen and Phil Eisenberg and Elliott Roosevelt, the son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, was the first of the two venues to open. Cohen and Eisenberg were already independent theater owners;
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The Goldsmiths, Part CXCVII - Gold Seek
Google News - over 6 years
The letter is also reportedly presented in this reference: “FDR: His Personal Letters, 1928-1945, edited by Elliott Roosevelt (New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1950), pg. 373.” In my reading of the letter, the context was that this secret power over
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Ed Asner brings FDR to life - MiamiHerald.com
Google News - over 6 years
I read [son] Elliott Roosevelt's book, and the recent one on Roosevelt's Supreme Court justices. All of these characters were bigger than life. Bigger than these midgets we are now dominated by. How much do you try to embody FDR vs. capturing his
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Is the IRS sending a message? - American Thinker (blog)
Google News - almost 7 years
"My father," Elliott Roosevelt observed of his famous parent, "may have been the originator of the concept of employing the IRS as a weapon of political retribution." The Obama administration may be following a similar path
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Dette US : Prêts pour le grand plouf du $ ? - AgoraVox
Google News - almost 7 years
Extrait de "Mon père m'a dit" (As He Saw It), par Elliott Roosevelt, chapitre II : "Churchill s'était levé et arpentait la pièce, en parlant avec de grands gestes. Enfin, il s'arrêta, regarda longuement, en silence, mon père, puis agitant son index
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Roosevelts and Quirks of Destiny; Descendants Following Divergent Paths
NYTimes - almost 13 years
The jaw is pure Roosevelt, thrust out with the kind of patrician confidence that shepherded America through the Great Depression and World War II. But in at least one surprising way Joshua Boettiger, the 31-year-old great-grandson of Franklin and Eleanor, is not a Roosevelt in the classic aristocratic mold. He is studying to be a rabbi, working
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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW: 11-10-02; Knocked Off
NYTimes - over 15 years
Random House is looking for someone to carry on the work of Mario Puzo, who died three years ago. Interested? They're eager for a sequel to his novel ''The Godfather'' -- as any publisher would be who pays attention to the HBO ratings on Sunday evening -- and to make it happen they would like to sign up a writer who is in roughly the same place as
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THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE TEXAS GOVERNOR; Bush Criticizes Gore for Wanting to Use Petroleum Supply
NYTimes - over 17 years
Gov. George W. Bush today criticized Vice President Al Gore's call to tap the nation's petroleum reserves as ''bad policy'' that sought ''short-term political gain at the cost of long-term national security.'' On a day when high gasoline prices moved to the center of the presidential race, Mr. Bush and his running mate, Dick Cheney, turned to the
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19 Gramercy Park S. And Stanford White
NYTimes - almost 18 years
To the Editor: I found the Streetscapes article on 19 Gramercy Park South [''An 1880's House That Asks, 'What's in a Name?','' Feb. 20] of great interest. I thought that I might shed some further light on the question of whether Stanford White participated in redesigning portions of the interior for the Stuyvesant Fishes. When I was researching my
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E.R.
NYTimes - over 18 years
Eleanor Roosevelt Volume 2: 1933-1938. By Blanche Wiesen Cook. Illustrated. 686 pp. New York: Viking. $34.95. For many years I had, hanging in my kitchen, a wonderful picture of Eleanor Roosevelt, smiling saucily in a cream satin Jean Harlow-style gown. Though she was proud to be F.D.R.'s ''hair shirt,'' she liked pretty clothes. And I loved seeing
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Betsey Cushing Whitney Is Dead at 89
NYTimes - almost 20 years
Betsey Cushing Roosevelt Whitney, the widow of John Hay (Jock) Whitney, the first wife of James Roosevelt and the last of the three glamorous Cushing sisters of Boston, died yesterday at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y. She was 89. Mrs. Whitney was one of the most prestigious figures in New York society, although she disliked
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Keep in Mind
NYTimes - over 21 years
"FATHER'S DAY WEEKEND," part of the "Roses! Roses! Roses!" celebration at the New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street and Southern Boulevard, Bedford Park, the Bronx. Featured for dads are informal tours of the Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, tomorrow and Sunday from 1 to 4 P.M. A harpist is to perform tomorrow from 2 to 4 P.M., and the Goldman
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Miss Roosevelt Weds Seth Kelly
NYTimes - over 26 years
Elizabeth Roosevelt, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elliott Roosevelt Jr. of Dallas and Sylvan Beach, Mich., was married yesterday to Seth Thomas Kelly, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Kelly of Dallas and Greensboro, Vt. The Rev. Gilbert Bowen performed the Episcopal ceremony at the Church at Sylvan Beach. Mrs. Kelly, 26 years old, is an environmental
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Corrections
NYTimes - over 27 years
An obituary last Sunday about Elliott Roosevelt, a son of Franklin D. Roosevelt, misstated his order of birth in the family. He was the third child of Franklin and Eleanor; their daughter, Anna, was the first and James was the second.
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Elliott Roosevelt, General and Author, Dies at 80
NYTimes - over 27 years
Elliott Roosevelt, a World War II Air Corps general, a breeder of Arabian horses and an author whose works included a series of mystery novels that cast his mother, the First Lady, as an amateur detective, died yesterday at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was 80 years old. Mr. Roosevelt died of congestive heart failure, his wife, the former
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New & Noteworthy
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: BARBARIAN SENTIMENTS: How the American Century Ends, by William Pfaff. (Noonday/Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $8.95.) Even after disasters like Vietnam and Iran, William Pfaff argues, the United States still hasn't learned the folly of trying to make over the world in its own image. ''He cements his reputation . IN SOUTHERN LIGHT: Trekking Through
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OBSERVER; Neil Bush, Meet Mr. Kafka
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: A terrible thing is happening to President Bush's youngest son, Neil. He is in danger of being turned into a sound bite. A terrible thing is happening to President Bush's youngest son, Neil. He is in danger of being turned into a sound bite. Franz Kafka created a fictional man who turned into a cockroach. Being turned into a sound bite may be
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Books of The Times; Comrades in Arms: A U.S.-Soviet Memoir
NYTimes - over 27 years
LEAD: Remembering War A U.S.-Soviet Dialogue. By Helene Keyssar and Vladimir Pozner 254 pages. Illustrated. Oxford University Press. $27.95. Remembering War A U.S.-Soviet Dialogue. By Helene Keyssar and Vladimir Pozner 254 pages. Illustrated. Oxford University Press. $27.95. In April 1945, elements of the United States First Army met with Soviet
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1990
    Age 79
    Died on October 27, 1990.
  • 1984
    Age 73
    Eleanor Roosevelt, with Love: A Centenary Remembrance, came out in 1984.
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  • 1977
    Age 66
    Mother R.: Eleanor Roosevelt's Untold Story, also with Brough, was published in 1977; The Conservators, a political book, in 1982.
  • 1975
    Age 64
    A sequel to An Untold Story with James Brough, published in 1975 and titled A Rendezvous With Destiny, carried the Roosevelt saga to the end of World War II.
  • 1973
    Age 62
    In 1973 he was accused of involvement in an assassination plot on the Bahamanian Prime Minister during the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearings on corruption.
    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.
  • 1972
    Age 61
    He emigrated to Portugal in 1972, but left for England after the revolution in 1975.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1968
    Age 57
    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.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 41
    After Elliott moved to Miami Beach and Havana with his fourth wife, in 1952, his brother John bought the Hyde Park tract.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1947
    Age 36
    In 1947 she bought from the FDR estate Val-Kill farms, the home she lived in after FDR's death, and deeded the property to Roosevelt.
    As part of the ongoing "Investigation of the National Defense Program", on August 4, 1947 the subcommittee called Roosevelt and Meyer to testify about the Hollywood and Manhattan parties and women that Meyer had arranged and paid for.
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    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".
  • 1945
    Age 34
    Roosevelt stated that he flew 89 combat missions and 470 combat hours prior to being called back for his father's funeral in April 1945 (he did not return to active theaters).
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    Roosevelt continued in that rank in Europe until his father's death on April 12, 1945.
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    Following threats of resignation and pressure from "very high topside," in January 1945 General Arnold ordered General Carl Spaatz in England to appoint Roosevelt a rated pilot, and the President submitted his son's name to the Senate for promotion to brigadier general.
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    Despite having poor eyesight and being classified 4-F (unfit), he also became a pilot and reportedly flew 89 combat missions by the time of his inactivation from the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) in August 1945.
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    He served as a procurement specialist, navigator, and intelligence and reconnaissance officer and rose to brigadier general by January 1945.
  • 1944
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1941
    Age 30
    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1940
    Age 29
    His appointment in the middle of the 1940 election campaign caused a furious political row, although General Henry H. Arnold, the Chief of the Air Corps, asserted that there was no pressure or nepotism involved.
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    Roosevelt received a captain's commission in the United States Army Air Corps on 23 September 1940, his 30th birthday.
  • 1935
    Age 24
    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.
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  • 1933
    Age 22
    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Born
    Born on September 23, 1910.
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