Roosevelt, Elliott, 1910-1990

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Elliott Roosevelt (September 23, 1910 – October 27, 1990) was an American aviation official and wartime officer in the United States Army Air Forces, reaching the rank of brigadier general. He was a son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

As a reconnaissance commander, Roosevelt pioneered new techniques in night photography and meteorological data-gathering, but his claims to a distinguished record on combat missions have been largely discounted.

After the war ended, he faced an investigation by the United States Congress on charges of corruption, including accusations that he had recommended the purchase of the experimental Hughes XF-11 reconnaissance aircraft ahead of a Lockheed model that was believed to be superior. Ultimately, he was found blameless.

Roosevelt published a book about his attendance at several major Allied war conferences and a controversial exposé of his parents’ private life. He also wrote 22 mystery novels. His career also embraced broadcasting, ranching, politics and business.

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referencedIn Fox Movietone News Collection. 1957 - 1963. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 1957 - 1963. Movietone News, Vol. 45, No. 95 National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities, 1947 - 1984. STOCK FOOTAGE OF GROUND COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn General Records of the Department of the Navy. 1941 - 2004. Moving Images Relating to Military Activities. 1947 - 1980. CHURCHILL AND ROOSEVELT AT NORTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [FEB. 27] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn George W. Pray Papers, 1844-1890 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Roosevelt, Anna, 1906-1975. Papers, 1886-1976, 1933-1976 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn George W. Goddard Papers, 1889-1984, (bulk 1940-1976) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Bell, Minnewa. Papers, 1942-1962. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 1686 - 1959. Political Files Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 1686 - 1959. Writings and Printed Materials Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
creatorOf Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 1686 - 1959. Correspondence Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
referencedIn Helen Grondin Patton Collection. 1936 - 1936. Motion Picture Film. 1936 - 1936. ROOSEVELT GOES BACK TO WORK National Archives at College Park
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referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [FEB. 5] National Archives at College Park
Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 3] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Guide to the Charles Rivers Photographs and Scrapbooks, 1921-1989 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn President's Secretary's Files (Truman Administration). 1945 - 1960. Personal Files. 1945 - 1953. Roosevelt, Eleanor: General [1 of 3]. 1945 - 1953. Letter from Eleanor Roosevelt to Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 21] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Margaret Bayne Price Papers, 1918-1969, 1947-1968 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Goddard, George W., 1889-1987. Papers, 1889-1983 (bulk 1940-1976). Library of Congress
referencedIn Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949. Papers, 1908-1949 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
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referencedIn Records of the Office of the Chief Signal Officer. 1860 - 1985. Special Film Reports. 1944 - 1945. FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LAID TO REST [ETC.] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Roosevelt, John Aspinwall, 1916-1981,. Family papers, 1902-1968. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [AUG. 4] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Henry Belin du Pont, Jr., papers, 1920-1970. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn "March of Time" Collection. 1934 - 1951. March of Time Documentary/Newsreel Films Relating to U.S. History, Government, Politics, Culture, and International Affairs. 1935 - 1953. NIGHT CLUB BOOM National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. FILM HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LIFE OF GENERAL H.H. ARNOLD, U.S.A COMANDING GENERAL A.A.F National Archives at College Park
creatorOf Roosevelt Family Papers Donated by the Children of Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt. 1686 - 1959. Old Family Papers Franklin D. Roosevelt Library
referencedIn Goddard, George W., 1889-1987. Papers of George W. Goddard, 1889-1984 (bulk 1940-1976). Library of Congress
referencedIn New York Times Company records. Arthur Hays Sulzberger papers, 1823-1999 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities, 1947 - 1984. STOCK FOOTAGE OF GROUND COMBAT IN WORLD WAR II. National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JAN. 1] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS. [AUG. 9] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [DEC. 19] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Harry S. Truman Papers Pertaining to Family, Business and Personal Affairs, 1280 - 1975. Family Correspondence Files, 1910 - 1964. Correspondence from Harry S. Truman to Mary Jane Truman, 1945-1948: March 31, 1948. Letter from Harry S. Truman to Mary Jane Truman, 3/31/1948. Harry S. Truman Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [DEC. 8] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCES NEWSREEL National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [AUG. 14] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Records of U.S. Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations. 1900 - 2003. Moving Images Relating to Military Aviation Activities. 1947 - 1984. ALASKAN FLIGHT National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Diaries and notebooks, 1868-1914. Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [APR. 18] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Paramount Pictures, Inc., Collection. 1951 - 1951. Motion Picture Newsreel Films. 10/1941 - 3/1957. PARAMOUNT NEWS [JUNE 1] National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
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associatedWith Bell, Minnewa. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Belin, 1898-1970. person
associatedWith Goddard, George W., 1889-1987. person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949 person
associatedWith New York Times Company corporateBody
associatedWith Pray, George Washington, 1825-1890 person
associatedWith Price, Margaret Bayne, 1912-1968 person
correspondedWith Rivers, Charles, 1904-1993 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Anna, 1906-1975. person
childOf Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962 person
associatedWith Roosevelt family. family
childOf Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
sibling of Roosevelt, Franklin D., Jr. (Franklin Delano), 1914-1988 person
associatedWith Roosevelt, John Aspinwall, 1916-1981, person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
correspondedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
memberOf United States. Army Air Forces person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Scottsdale AZ US
New York City NY US
Subject
Children of presidents--United States--Biography
Children of presidents
Army Air Forces
Occupation
Mayors--Florida
Mayor
Brigadier General
Aviators
Army officers
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Birth 1910-09-23

1990-10-27

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Americans

English

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