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Archie Roosevelt

AKA Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt

Born: 9-Apr-1894
Birthplace: Washington, DC
Died: 13-Oct-1979
Location of death: Stuart, FL
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Youngs Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, NY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Relative, Business, Military

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conservative leader against New Deal

Military service: US Army (WWI and WWII)

Archie Roosevelt was the third son of US President Theodore Roosevelt, and as a boy he made headlines walking on stilts in the White House, and once slid down a banister interrupting a state dinner. As a young man he served with distinction in World War I, then took an executive post with Sinclair Oil. At Sinclair, his name was linked to the ensuing Teapot Dome scandal, although the evidence against him was insignificant. During the Presidency of his cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt, Archie Roosevelt was an outspoken critic of New Deal programs. In World War II he volunteered to return to the Army, and became the allied forces' oldest battalion commander.

After WWII he founded a brokerage firm, and achieved his greatest fame as a prominent voice of the anti-communist movement. A founding member of the John Birch Society, he publicly accused President Harry S. Truman of shielding Reds, and campaigned to block Robert Oppenheimer, whom he criticized as anti-patriotic, from teaching at Harvard. He later joined Alcoholics Anonymous, and receded from public life after his wife was killed in a 1971 auto accident in which he was driving.

Father: Theodore Roosevelt (US President, b. 27-Oct-1858, d. 6-Jan-1919)
Mother: Edith Roosevelt (b. 6-Aug-1861, d. 30-Sep-1948)
Sister: Alice Roosevelt Longworth (half-sister, socialite, b. 12-Feb-1884, d. 20-Feb-1980)
Brother: Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ("Ted", Governor of Puerto Rico, b. 13-Sep-1887, d. 12-Jul-1944)
Brother: Kermit Roosevelt (explorer, b. 10-Oct-1889, d. 4-Jun-1943 suicide)
Sister: Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (b. 13-Aug-1891, d. 10-Dec-1977)
Brother: Quentin Roosevelt (military pilot, b. 19-Nov-1897, d. 14-Jul-1918 World War I)
Wife: Grace Stackpole Lockwood Roosevelt (socialite, m. 1917, d. 1971, three daughters, one son)
Son: Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr. (CIA Officer; b. 1918, d. 1990)
Daughter: Theodora Roosevelt Keogh Rauchfuss (novelist, b. 1919, d. 2008)
Daughter: Nancy Dabney Roosevelt (b. 1923)
Daughter: Edith Kermit Roosevelt (b. 1926, d. 2003)

    High School: Phillips Academy Andover (1913)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1917)

    Alliance, Inc. Founder
    Roosevelt and Cross Co-Founder
    Sinclair Oil VP (1920-24)
    Alcoholics Anonymous
    John Birch Society
    Roosevelt Family
    Silver Star 1944
    Bronze Star 1919
    Croix de Guerre 1918
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Malaria

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