Clinton Roosevelt

  • Birth 3 Oct 1804 New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Death 8 Aug 1898 Fishers Island, Suffolk County, New York, USA
  • Burial New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 14192904

- "The Science of Government Founded on Natural Law", 1841 (Publisher: Dean & Trevett, New York) This work is believed by many to have been the direct model for the 1848 "Communist Manifesto" of Karl Marx & Frederick Engels. Although he wrote a few other works, he is remembered today for this one. A popular story is that he and Horace Greeley were members of a secret society named "Illuminati".


He was involved in the creation of the "Loco Foco Party" (AKA: "Equal Rights Party") in 1835.

He served in the New York State Assembly from 1837 to 1840.
Source: "Encyclopaedia Britannica", 11th Edition, 1911 - Volume 23, Page 707

In the 1850s he invented a warship design, and was an early advocate of rights for inventors. "New York Times", March 4, 1853 - Page 8, & March 31, 1893 - Page 9

During the Crimean War, he was an official courier for dispatches between St. Petersburg, Paris, Vienna, & Berlin.

He was part of the family that included Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, & Theodore Roosevelt.

At his death, his home in New York City was 411 West 23rd Street.

Source of burial information: "New York Times", August 10, 1898 - Page 7

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 14192904
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clinton Roosevelt (3 Oct 1804–8 Aug 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14192904, citing Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York, USA ; Maintained by NWO (contributor 46583762) .