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 Dorothy Grant <I>Kemp</I> Roosevelt

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Dorothy Grant Kemp Roosevelt

Birth
Graham County, Arizona, USA
Death 22 Jul 1985 (aged 86)
Birmingham, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown, Specifically: Oakland County, Michigan
Memorial ID 8292847 View Source
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Daughter of LT Ulysses Grant Kemp and Frances Polk Kemp. Second wife of G. Hall Roosevelt (1891-1941); divorced in 1937. Until the divorce, sister-in-law to Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). Mother of Amy (1925-1992), Diana (1927-1998), and Janet Roosevelt (1930-). Active in Michigan Democratic politics-Dorothy Kemp Roosevelt was the first woman to win a Democratic Congressional primary in Michigan-she was the defeated candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives in 1942. Running against Republican incumbent George Anthony Dondero (1883-1968) in a heavily Republican Congressional District (No. 17), she lost 56.8% to 43.2%. Member of the War Production Board in Detroit, specializing in women workers problems in war industries. A classical pianisst, Dorothy Kemp Roosevelt studied at the Fontainbieu School of Music in France.


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