- Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (
August 17, 1914– August 17, 1988) was the fifth child of Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States).
He was born at his parents' summer home at
Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada-- now a historic site. An elder brother who had possessed the same name had died in infancy in November 1909 having lived only seven months.
As a young man in 1936, he contracted a streptococcal throat infection and developed life-threatening complications. His successful treatment with
Prontosil, the first commercially available sulfonamide drug, avoided a risky surgical procedure which the White House medical staff had considered, and the subsequent headlines in the New York Timesand other prominent newspapers heralded the start of the era of antibacterial chemotherapy in the United States.
He had five marriages, including one to
Ethel du Pontof the du Pont familyof industrialists. Their marriage produced two sons, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, III(b. 1938) and Christopher du Pont Roosevelt (b. 1941). The couple separated and formally divorced in 1949.In total, he had 5 children from his several marriages.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. died in
Poughkeepsie, New Yorkafter a battle with lung cancer, on his 74th birthday, August 17, 1988.
Education, Career and Political affiliations
He was a Naval officer in
World War IIand was decorated for bravery in the battle of Casablanca.
He graduated from
Harvard Universityin 1937, and the University of Virginia School of Lawon June 10 1940. During his graduation, his father, Franklin D. Roosevelt gave what is known as the [http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/text/us/fdr1940.html "Stab in the Back" Speech] , criticizing Italy's entry into the war.
Roosevelt, who was often referred to as "FDR Jr.", served as a member of the
United States Congress, representing the Twentieth District of New Yorkfrom 1949 to 1955. In 1949 he won a special election running as a candidate of the Liberal Party of New York, although he later ran on the Democratic ticket as well. Roosevelt unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Governor in 1954, but was chosen by the Democratic State Convention (New York State did not have primaries for statewide office until 1968) as the Democratic candidate for Attorney-General. Roosevelt was defeated in the general election by Republican Jacob Javits.
He campaigned for
John F. Kennedyin the 1960 West Virginia primary, and Kennedy later named him Under-Secretary of Commerce and chairman of the President's Appalachian Regional Commission.
He unsuccessfully ran for
Governor of New Yorkas the candidate affiliated with the Liberal Party in 1966.
He served as chairman of the
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission May 26, 1965- May 11, 1966.
He was senior partner in the New York law firm of "Roosevelt and Freiden" before and after his service in the Congress.
He also ran a small
cattlefarm, and imported Fiatautomobiles.
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