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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr
Birth: Aug. 17, 1914
Campobello Island
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Aug. 17, 1988
Dutchess County
New York, USA

US Congressman. A member of the Liberal and Democratic Parties, he served in the US House of Representatives from New York's 20th district from May 1949 until January 1955. The 5th child of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, he was born at his parents' summer home at Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. In 1953 he graduated from Groton School at Groton, Massachusetts, Harvard University at Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1937, and from the University of Virginia School of Law at Charlottesville, Virginia in June 1940. He then became an officer in the US Navy during World War II, and saw combat action at the Battle of Casablanca, French Morocco where he was decorated for bravery. He attended both the Argentia (Atlantic Charter) summit with his father and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in August 1941, and the Casablanca Conference in January 1943. He also served in the Pacific Theater. His military awards and decorations received during World War II include the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Navy Commendation Ribbon, the American Defense Service Medal (with one star), the American Campaign Medal, the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (with four battle stars), the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (with eight battle stars), the World War II Victory Medal, and the Philippine Liberation Medal. After the end of the war, he worked in several New York law offices. In 1946 he served on the President's Committee on Civil Rights for President Harry Truman. In 1948 he declared his support for Dwight D. Eisenhower, alienating much of the Democratic party. In 1949 he was elected to the US House of Representatives in a special election, in which he ran as a candidate of the Liberal Party of New York. He was re-elected in 1950 and 1952 as a Democrat but was not considered an effective congressman and had a poor attendance record while in office. In 1954 he sought the Democratic nomination for Governor of New York but, after persuasion by powerful Tammany Hall boss Carmine DeSapio, he abandoned his bid for Governor and was nominated by the Democratic State Convention to run for New York State Attorney General and was defeated in the general election by Republican Jacob K. Javits. He was senior partner in the New York law firm of Roosevelt and Freiden before and after his service in the US Congress. He triggered controversy for representing Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo in the US and dropped the account before Trujillo's assassination in 1961. During President John F. Kennedy's administration he was named Under-Secretary of Commerce and chairman of the President's Appalachian Regional Commission. In 1965 he served for one year as chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In 1966 he ran for Governor of New York on the Liberal Party ticket but was defeated by the incumbent Republican Nelson A. Rockefeller. He was married five times, the most notable being his first wife, Ethel du Pont of the prominent American du Pont industrial family. He died from lung cancer at Poughkeepsie, New York on his 74th birthday. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Family links: 
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)
  Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
  Ethel Du Pont Warren (1916 - 1965)*
  Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Halsted (1906 - 1975)*
  James Roosevelt (1907 - 1991)*
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1909 - 1909)*
  Elliot Roosevelt (1910 - 1990)*
  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1914 - 1988)
  John Aspinwall Roosevelt (1916 - 1981)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint James Episcopal Churchyard
Hyde Park
Dutchess County
New York, USA
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Record added: Feb 22, 2000
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