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Franklin Delano Roosevelt II (1914 - 1988)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt II
Born in Campobello, New Brunswick, Canadamap
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Died at age 74 in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, United Statesmap
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. was the fifth child of Franklin D. Roosevelt (the 32nd President of the United States) and his wife Eleanor.

A graduate of Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School, Roosevelt was a Naval officer in World War II and was decorated for bravery in the battle of Casablanca.

He served as a member of the United States Congress, representing the Twentieth District of New York from 1949 to 1955, and ran several times for governor of New York. In addition, Roosevelt was a senior partner at the law firm of Roosevelt and Freiden before and after his service in the Congress. He also ran a small cattle farm, and imported Fiat automobiles.

Franklin D Roosevelt II Bio:

Roosevelt was born at his parents' summer home at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada – now a historic site. This made Roosevelt entitled to Canadian citizenship, in addition to being an American citizen, although it is unknown if he ever exercised any of the prerogatives of Canadian citizenship. A brother of the same name had died in infancy in November 1909, having lived only several months.

As a young man in 1936, he contracted a streptococcal throat infection and developed life-threatening complications. His successful treatment with Prontosil, the first commercially available sulfonamide drug, avoided a risky surgical procedure which the White House medical staff had considered, and the subsequent headlines in The New York Times and other prominent newspapers heralded the start of the era of antibacterial chemotherapy in the United States.

While not nearly as scandal-prone as his elder brothers James and Elliott, Franklin Jr. was in frequent and highly publicized legal trouble, mostly for traffic violations, and once in 1934 the president had to pay a $4,500 judgment for him after an injury-accident

He was married five times, including to Ethel du Pont (1916–1965) of the du Pont family. The couple married on June 30, 1937, and had two sons.

The couple separated and formally divorced in 1949. Ethel du Pont later committed suicide at the age of 49, on May 25, 1965.

On August 31, 1949, he married to Suzanne Perrin (born May 2, 1921), he had two daughters before they divorced in 1970.

He married Felicia Schiff Warburg Sarnoff on July 1, 1970. The marriage was childless and ended in divorce in 1976.

He married Patricia Luisa Oakes on May 6, 1977. They had one son before divorcing in 1981.

On March 3, 1984, he married his fifth and final wife Linda McKay Stevenson Weicker. They remained married until his death. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. died in Poughkeepsie, New York after a battle with lung cancer, on his 74th birthday, August 17, 1988.


"United States Public Records," index, FamilySearch [1]y 2014), Franklin D Roosevelt, Residence, New York, New York, United States.

  • born 17 Aug 1914 died 17 Aug 1988. SS Index

"United States Social Security Death Index," index, FamilySearch [] null, 17 Aug 1988; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database .

  • The White House,

Title: The White House, [2]

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He just appeared in a random check of profiles using Bio Check. He is missing the references tag following the Sources heading
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Roosevelt-432 and Roosevelt-15 appear to represent the same person because: same person, clearly based on family lineage
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Roosvelt-3 and Roosevelt-15 appear to represent the same person because: same person, name misspelled
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