JAMES ROOSEVELT - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 299851
Sale Price $72.00
Pencil signature on an album leaf with newspaper photo and clipped caption attached
Signature: "James Roosevelt", in pencil, 4¾x4 album leaf, B/w newspaper photo and printed caption (in clipped strips) attached below signature (3 surfaces). James Roosevelt (1907-1991), the eldestson of President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, organized an insurance firm in Boston, became a secretary to his father and then served in the U.S. Marine Corps through WWII (1940-1945). He later represented California in the U.S. Congress from 1955-1965. After a year as U.S. representative with the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Roosevelt returned to the private sector as a public relations consultant. Roosevelt broke with the Democratic Party to support Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan for President. His National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare was controversial, accused by critics of scamming seniors. Lightly worn at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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