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Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991

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Personal name headingRoosevelt, James, 1907-1991
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Birth date19071223
Death date19910813
Place of birthNew York (N.Y.)
Place of deathNewport Beach (Calif.)
Field of activityMotion picture industry
AffiliationUnited States. Marine Corps
United States. Congress. House
United Nations. Economic and Social Council
Profession or occupationIndependent insurance agents Legislators--United States Public relations consultants
Found inHis Affectionately, F. D. R., 1959.
NUCMC data from Franklin Roosevelt Libr. for His Papers, 1935-1967 (James Roosevelt, 1907-1991)
SSDI, Mar. 14, 2006 (Roosevelt, James; b. Dec. 23, 1907; d. Aug. 13, 1991)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, via WWW, November 13, 2013 (Roosevelt, James (1907 - 1991); son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and brother of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.; a Representative from California; born in New York City December 23, 1907; attended schools in New York and St. Albans School of Washington, D.C.; was graduated from Groton School in 1926 and from Harvard University in 1930; in 1930 became an insurance broker in Boston, Mass.; organized Roosevelt & Sargent, Inc., and served as president until January 1937; secretary to father, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1937 and 1938; motion picture industry November 1938-November 1940; went on active duty as a captain in the United States Marine Corps in November 1940; promoted to colonel April 13, 1944, and served in the Pacific Theater; released from active duty in August 1945; brigadier general United States Marine Corps Reserve, retired; rejoined Roosevelt & Sargent, Inc., as executive vice president and established an office in Los Angeles, Calif., in June 1946; served as chairman of the board, Roosevelt & Haines, Inc.; was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor of California in 1950; delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1948, 1952, 1956, and 1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1955, to September 30, 1965; unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., in April 1965; resigned from Congress effective September 30, 1965, to become United States representative to United Nations Economic and Social Council, resigning in December 1966; public relations consultant; was a resident of Newport Beach, Calif., until his death there on August 13, 1991)
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