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Curtis Roosevelt "Buzzie" Dall

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  • Name Curtis Roosevelt "Buzzie" Dall 
    • Note: Curtis Roosevelt Dall legally changed his name to Curtis Roosevelt
    Curtis Roosevelt 'Buzzie'
    Curtis Roosevelt "Buzzie"
    Curtis Roosevelt "Buzzie"
    Born 19 Apr 1930  New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Author 
    Curtis Roosevelt
    Curtis Roosevelt
    Curtis Roosevelt
    Too Close to the Sun, Written by Curtis Roosevelt
    Too Close to the Sun, Written by Curtis Roosevelt
    Too Close to the Sun: Growing Up in the Shadow of my Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor. Public Affairs. New York, 2008.
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    • Curtis Roosevelt (born Curtis Roosevelt Dall, April 19, 1930) is an American writer. He is the son of Anna Roosevelt and her first husband, Curtis Bean Dall. He is the eldest grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

      After two years serving in the United States Army, Roosevelt obtained his master's degree from the School of Government and Public Law at Columbia University. Between 1956 and 1964, he worked for several years in advertising and then primarily for nonprofit institutions, including the National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools, the New School for Social Research, and Columbia University, and as director of the United States Committee for the United Nations. In 1964, he was recruited by the Secretariat of the United Nations and in the following years, until 1983, held various positions in the international civil service.[1]

      Roosevelt served as principal at the Dartington College of Arts in Devon, England, retiring in 1986. Since then he has served as a visiting professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, receiving an honorary doctorate in 2010. In 1987, he and his wife Marina moved to Deia, Mallorca, where Roosevelt devoted himself to pottery, some of his work being exhibited in a Palma gallery. He also occasionally wrote on American politics for El Mundo in Spain.

      Roosevelt's book Too Close to the Sun: Growing up in the Shadow of my Grandparents Franklin and Eleanor was published in 2008 and led to a series of radio and television appearances by the author. In 2012, the book was translated and published in France.

      The Roosevelts now live in a small village in the south of France, where Marina has served on the conseil municipal. He has lectured at Lille University and regularly appears on French television. He also writes occasionally for Le Figaro, the International Herald Tribune and has had articles in La Tribune, France-Amerique, Marianne, and the Commune de la Commune. Because of his connection to his famous family, Roosevelt is often consulted by the Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park and the National Park Service for comments on library exhibits and historic homes Springwood and Val-Kill.

      In 2013, Roosevelt published an essay in e-book form, "Eyewitness in Israel: 1948", detailing his journey, at age 18, to the then new nation at the behest of his grandmother Eleanor, with whom he was traveling in Paris and who sent him in her stead to report back.

      Personal life

      Roosevelt has a younger half-brother, John, and an elder sister, Eleanor. When he was three, Curtis, his sister, and his mother moved into the White House, where they lived for many years until his mother remarried. Curtis Roosevelt was often referred to as "Buzzie" in 1930s newspapers. After his parents' divorce, his mother married journalist Clarence John Boettiger. When his mother was divorced from Boettiger, Eleanor Roosevelt and Anna did not want Curtis to reassume the surname Dall, so Mrs. Roosevelt suggested he use his middle name as his last name.

      Roosevelt married four times, first in 1950 to Robin V. Edwards, with whom he had one daughter, Julianna E. Roosevelt. He subsequently married Ruth W. Sublette in 1955 and Jeanette Schlottman in 1961. Since 1985, he has been married to Marina Roosevelt.

      Major publications

      Too Close to the Sun: Growing Up in the Shadow of my Grandparents, Franklin and Eleanor. Public Affairs. New York, 2008.
      "Eyewitness in Israel: 1948". self-published e-book, 2013
    Person ID I151309  MRP Tree
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 

    Father Curtis Bean Dall,   b. 24 Oct 1896,   d. 28 Jun 1991  (Age 94 years) 
    Mother Anna Eleanor Roosevelt,   b. 3 May 1906, 125 E 36th St New York City, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1975, New York, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1926 
    Divorced 30 Jul 1934  Minden, Douglas, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F40949  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robin H Edwards,   b. (LIVING) 
    Married 23 May 1950 
    Divorced 1954 
     1. Juliana E Dall,   b. (LIVING)
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 13:00:56 
    Family ID F47212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth W Sublette,   b. (LIVING) 
    Married 6 Mar 1955 
    Divorced Bef 1961 
    Curtis and Ruth (Sublette) Dall
    Curtis and Ruth (Sublette) Dall
    Curtis and Ruth (Sublette) Dall
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 13:04:46 
    Family ID F47213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Jeannette Schlottman,   b. (LIVING) 
    Married 2 May 1961 
    Divorced Bef 2000 
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 13:06:45 
    Family ID F47214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Marina Roosevelt,   b. (LIVING) 
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2015 13:07:13 
    Family ID F47215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1930 - New York, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Roosevelt Family
    Roosevelt Family
    Eleanor Roosevelt with her grandchildren; Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, John Roosevelt Boettiger, and Curtis Roosevelt, 1943
    Dall Siblings at Whitehouse
    Dall Siblings at Whitehouse
    Eleanor (Sistie) Dall Seagraves and Curtis (Buzzie) Roosevelt on the south lawn of the White House, Washington, DC with German Shepherd.

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Family Trees and LDS, This information is obtained from Public and Private Family Trees and Data Collections including but not limited to: LDS, Ancestry, WFT, MyFamily etc., (Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual private or public files. This infomation is not a "Primary Source".).

    2. [S184] U.S. City Directories, Various Private Direcories and Ancestry, (This database is a collection of directories for U.S. cities and counties in various years. The database currently contains directories for all states except Alaska.).

    3. [S132] New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957,, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Passenger Lists of Vessels Arrivin).
      Name: Curtis Boettiger
      Arrival Date: 17 Dec 1948
      Birth Date: abt 1930
      Birth Location: New York
      Age: 18
      Gender: Male
      Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
      Port of Arrival: New York, New York
      Ship Name: America
      Search Ship Database: Search for the America in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

    4. [S32] California Marriage Index, 1960-1985,, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.Original data - State of California. California Marr).
      Name: Curtis R Dall
      Gender: Male
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1930
      Age: 20
      Marriage Date: 23 May 1950
      Marriage Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
      Spouse: Robin V Edwards
      Spouse Age: 21

    5. [S169] Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959-2001,, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2003.Original data - Connecticut. 1959-77 Connecticut Mar).
      Name: Curti Roosevelt
      Birth Year: abt 1930
      Residence: New York
      Age: 31
      Race: White
      Spouse: Jeane Schlottmann
      Spouse Residence: New London, New London, Connecticut
      Spouse Age: 41
      Spouse Race: White
      Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1961
      Place of Marriage: Waterford, New London
      Note: officiator Civil Official

    6. [S94] WIK,

    7. [S205] Web: IMBD,

    8. [S206] Google Books,

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