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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1991
I am saddened at the loss of an old and dear friend. James Roosevelt (obituary, Part A, Aug. 14) was a most interesting yet complex man who seemingly inherited some of the remarkable qualities of his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt, and a few of the flaws of his father, President Franklin D. Roosevelt. One time we were discussing our parents, and Jimmy said, "I don't think it was possible for mine to have been 'good' parents while they were so involved with millions in the public. But there were times, when they tried."
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October 20, 1985 | JONATHAN PETERSON, Times Staff Writer
James Roosevelt got an exciting introduction to the world of politics when he served as an aide to his father in the White House during the 1930s. Today, at 77, the oldest son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt is getting different, sometimes painful lessons as he leads a crusade to defend the Social Security program his father signed into law 50 years ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
Chapman University plans to change the name of its historic Founders Hall to Roosevelt Hall in honor of former school trustee James Roosevelt. Roosevelt, eldest son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, served on the school's board of trustees from 1976 until his death in August, 1991. He was also an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Chapman and other colleges.
NEWS
August 14, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Roosevelt, the last surviving child of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who carved out his own, often controversial career in politics and business, died Tuesday at his home. He was 83. A son, H. Delano Roosevelt, said death resulted from Parkinson's disease and complications of a stroke. Roosevelt's wife, Mary, said her husband suffered another small stroke Monday, "but it didn't seem to do much to him. I was with him. He died at dawn."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1986 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, Times Urban Affairs Writer
It was another year in the fast lane for James Roosevelt, the crusty businessman and politician who stepped down Monday as chairman of the Orange County Transportation Commission. During his year as chairman, the commission approved controversial car-pool lanes on the Costa Mesa Freeway and found itself at the center of a brouhaha over a proposed extension of the Garden Grove Freeway through North Tustin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a 21-gun salute and the strains of taps, James Roosevelt, who was the last surviving child of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was buried with military honors Sunday on a hill above the Pacific Ocean after a church service that drew about 450 mourners. Roosevelt died at dawn Tuesday in his Corona del Mar home after several strokes and a lengthy bout with Parkinson's disease. He was 83.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1986
If James Roosevelt, who supported Nixon, Ford and Reagan in the last presidential elections, is a "lifelong Democrat," then the Democratic Party is in real trouble. RAY KOVITZ Mission Viejo
NEWS
March 18, 1987 | From Associated Press
James Roosevelt, the eldest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, will undergo surgery Thursday at University of California-Irvine Medical Center to remove a possibly malignant lesion from his colon, a spokeswoman said today. Roosevelt, 79, of Newport Beach was admitted to UCI on Sunday, hospital spokeswoman Dale Eastman said. She said he entered the hospital for a mild form of anemia, and doctors discovered it was caused by a bleeding lesion, which will be removed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1991
I am saddened at the loss of an old and dear friend. James Roosevelt (obituary, Part A, Aug. 14) was a most interesting yet complex man who seemingly inherited some of the remarkable qualities of his mother, Eleanor Roosevelt, and a few of the flaws of his father, President Franklin D. Roosevelt. One time we were discussing our parents, and Jimmy said, "I don't think it was possible for mine to have been 'good' parents while they were so involved with millions in the public. But there were times, when they tried."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1991
Since his death last week, many kind words, and some critical, have been reported about James Roosevelt. I would like to add some of my own to the memory of this first-class gentlemen. A few years ago, I was producing and hosting a modest cable television program seen in Orange County. My guests were local business, civic, community leaders and celebrities. The program was by no means a "Meet The Press" or "60 Minutes," but when I invited Mr. Roosevelt to be a guest, he graciously accepted.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With a 21-gun salute and the strains of taps, James Roosevelt, who was the last surviving child of former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was buried with military honors Sunday on a hill above the Pacific Ocean after a church service that drew about 450 mourners. Roosevelt died at dawn Tuesday in his Corona del Mar home after several strokes and a lengthy bout with Parkinson's disease. He was 83.
NEWS
August 14, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN and ANN CONWAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
James Roosevelt was remembered by friends and colleagues Tuesday as a legendary figure who moved with equal ease among the rich, the powerful and others less fortunate. "It's the end of an era," said Orange County Supervisor Thomas F. Riley, who counted Roosevelt among his closest friends. "There's nobody out there who is quite like him." Riley and others described how Roosevelt, by virtue of his family and political work, had easy entree to the power elite in Sacramento and Washington.
NEWS
March 5, 1986 | United Press International
James Roosevelt Jr. launched his bid for the House on Tuesday, 53 years after the first inauguration of his grandfather, Franklin D. Roosevelt. The 40-year-old counsel to the Democratic State Committee joins Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, in the crowded field seeking the seat being vacated by retiring House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | MARY HELEN BERG
Chapman University plans to change the name of its historic Founders Hall to Roosevelt Hall in honor of former school trustee James Roosevelt. Roosevelt, eldest son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, served on the school's board of trustees from 1976 until his death in August, 1991. He was also an adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Chapman and other colleges.
NEWS
August 14, 1991 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
James Roosevelt, the last surviving child of President Franklin D. Roosevelt who carved out his own, often controversial career in politics and business, died Tuesday at his home. He was 83. A son, H. Delano Roosevelt, said death resulted from Parkinson's disease and complications of a stroke. Roosevelt's wife, Mary, said her husband suffered another small stroke Monday, "but it didn't seem to do much to him. I was with him. He died at dawn."
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