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  • ID: I55186
  • Name: James ROOSEVELT III
  • RELA: 7th cousin 4x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 23 DEC 1907 in New York, NY
  • GRAD: 1930 Harvard University
  • Event: Military service BET 1936 AND 1959 Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corp
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California BET 3 JAN 1955 AND 30 SEP 1965
  • Death: 13 AUG 1991 in Newport Beach, Orange Co., CA
  • Title: General
  • Event: Pic James Roosevelt
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    ROOSEVELT, James, (son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and brother of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.), a Representative from California; born in New York City December 23, 1907; attended schools in New York and St. Albans School of Washington, D.C.; was graduated from Groton School in 1926 and from Harvard University in 1930; in 1930 became an insurance broker in Boston, Mass.; organized Roosevelt & Sargent, Inc., and served as president until January 1937; secretary to father, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1937 and 1938; motion picture industry November 1938-November 1940; went on active duty as a captain in the United States Marine Corps in November 1940; promoted to colonel April 13, 1944, and served in the Pacific Theater; released from active duty in August 1945; brigadier general United States Marine Corps Reserve, retired; rejoined Roosevelt & Sargent, Inc., as executive vice president and established an office in Los Angeles, Calif., in June 1946; served as chairman of the board, Roosevelt & Haines, Inc.; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of California in 1950; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, to September 30, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., in April 1965; resigned from Congress effective September 30, 1965, to become United States representative to United Nations Economic and Social Council, resigning in December 1966; public relations consultant; was a resident of Newport Beach, Calif., until his death there on August 13, 1991.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Franklin Delano ROOSEVELT b: 30 JAN 1882 in Hyde Park, Dutchess Co., NY
    Mother: Anna Eleanor ROOSEVELT b: 11 OCT 1884 in New York, NY

    Marriage 1 Betsey Maria CUSHING b: 18 MAY 1908 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD
    • Married: 4 JUN 1930 in Brookline, Norfolk Co., MA
    • Divorced: 1940
    1. Has Children Living ROOSEVELT
    2. Has No Children Living ROOSEVELT

    Marriage 2 Romelle Theresa SCHNEIDER b: 1914
    • Married: APR 1941
    1. Has No Children Living ROOSEVELT
    2. Has No Children Living ROOSEVELT
    3. Has No Children Living ROOSEVELT
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