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James Roosevelt Roosevelt
American diplomat

James Roosevelt Roosevelt

James Roosevelt Roosevelt
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Intro American diplomat
Was Diplomat
From United States of America
Field Politics
Gender male
Birth 27 March 1854, New York City, USA
Death 7 May 1927, Hyde Park, USA (aged 73 years)
Star sign Aries
Mother: Rebecca Brien Howland
Father: James Roosevelt I
Siblings: Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Children: Tadd RooseveltHelen Rebecca Roosevelt
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James Roosevelt "Rosy" Roosevelt (April 27, 1854 – May 7, 1927) was an American diplomat, heir, and the older half-brother of 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Early life

James Roosevelt Roosevelt was born on April 27, 1854. He was the son of James Roosevelt I (1828–1900) and his first wife, Rebecca Brien Howland (1831–1876), who were second cousins. He was described as "an aimless if charming member of New York society's sporting set." by The New York Times. When his father died in 1900, the estate was split between Rosy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.


Roosevelt served as Secretary of the United States Legation in Vienna and as Secretary of the Embassy in London.

He was a trustee of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine and was a close friend of Cardinal Patrick Joseph Hayes. He donated more than $250,000 to St. Francis Hospital in New York and also to gave substantial funds to the parish of St. James Episcopal Church in Hyde Park.

Personal life

On November 18, 1878, Rosy married Helen Schermerhorn Astor (1855–1893), the second daughter of businessman William Backhouse Astor Jr. (1829–1892) and socialite Caroline Webster Schermerhorn (1830–1908). Together, Roosevelt and Helen had two children:

After his first wife's death in 1893, Roosevelt married Elizabeth Riley on August 7, 1914.

Roosevelt died on May 7, 1927. His second wife outlived him, and died in 1948.

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