Roosevelt, Nicholas, 1893-1982

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Birth 1893-06-12
Death 1982

Biographical notes:

Nicholas Roosevelt was the nephew of U.S. president Theodore Roosevelt and accompanied him on a tour of the Southwest in the summer of 1913.

From the description of Nicholas Roosevelt diary, 1913. (Museum of New Mexico Library). WorldCat record id: 37518552

A relative of Theodore Roosevelt, Nicholas attended the school from Long Island, New York. Evans School opened in October 1902 near Mesa, Arizona to combine "roughing it" with a private school education. In 1921, Prof. Evans moved the school to Tucson, Arizona.

From the description of Evans School photograph album, 1909-1910. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 47246442

American author.

From the description of Typed letters signed (3) : Big Sur, Calif., to Edward Wagenknecht, 1965 Feb. 16 and 25, and 1967 May 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270868211

Brooks knew Roosevelt from his times in Carmel, California. Roosevelt also had known Gladys in her youth.

From the description of Correspondence to Van Wyck Brooks, 1945-1953. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 183884112

Nicholas Roosevelt (1893-1982) was an American author, journalist, conservationist, and diplomat. A first cousin once removed of President Theodore Roosevelt, he was born June 12, 1893 in New York City and received his A.B. from Harvard in 1914. He served as an attache at the American Embassy in Paris for the next two years, and as secretary to the American mission to Spain in 1916-1917. He served as Vice-Governor to the Philippines for a few months in 1930 before being named minister to Hungary, a post he held for three years (1930-1933). He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a writer for its journal Foreign Affairs, and a foreign correspondent and editorial writer for the New York Times and New York Herald Tribune for more than 20 years (1921-1946). During World War II he was appointed head of the Office of War Informations (1942-1945).

In addition to his newspaper work, Roosevelt wrote twelve books including The Philippines, a Treasure and a Problem (1926), A New Birth of Freedom (1938), Venezuela's Place in the Sun: Modernizing a Pioneering Country (1940), Creative Cooking (1956), and Theodore Roosevelt: The Man as I Knew Him (1967). His autobiography, A Front Row Seat, was published in (1953.

From the guide to the Nicholas Roosevelt Papers, 1846-1962, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)


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