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Anna Roosevelt Halsted was a distinguished American writer and the oldest daughter of U.S

InformationDetail
BirthdayMay 3, 1906
Died onDecember 1, 1975
NationalityAmerican
FamousMedia Personalities, Editors, Newspaper Columnists, Writers
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesClarence John Boettiger (m. 1935–1949), Curtis Bean Dall (m. 1926–1934), James Addison Halsted (m. 1952–1975)
SiblingsAnna Eleanor, Elliott, Franklin Delano Jr., James Franklin, John Aspinwall
Known asAnna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted
Childrens Curtis Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, John Roosevelt Boettiger
Cause of deathCancer
Birth PlaceNew York City
GenderFemale
FatherFranklin D. Roosevelt
MotherEleanor Roosevelt
Sun SignTaurus
Born inNew York City
Famous asWriter, Editor
Died at Age69

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Who is Anna Roosevelt Halsted?

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was a distinguished American writer and the oldest daughter of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. She began her career as a newspaper editor, and worked in public relations before she went on to become an iconic figure in the field of publishing, social work, & human rights. She wrote for the best magazines and newspaper agencies in America, wherein she received complete support from her parents. Her love for writing and creativity garnered two best-selling books, ‘Scamper’ and ‘Scampers Christmas’. Through her career as a writer, and social activist, she held various high-level positions in multiple locations around the world. She accompanied her father as the First Lady at various conferences and meetings in the absence of her mother. During her lifetime she got married thrice, and moved to Washington DC at a later point in her life, wherein she was appointed to a presidential commissions post by President John F. Kennedy.

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Childhood & Early Life

Anna Roosevelt Halsted was born on May 3, 1906 in New York City. She was the daughter of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt.

She was named after her mother Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and maternal grandmother Anna Rebecca Hall. She had five younger siblings, namely, James, Franklin, Elliot, Franklin Delano Jr., and John Aspinwall.

In her early years she helped her father in social and administrative duties at the White House.

Career

Anna Roosevelt Halsted held the post of an associate editor for a magazine called ‘Babies Just Babies’ between 1932 and 1934.

Her article contributions to the ‘Liberty Magazine’ pushed her to write more, and thus she wrote two children’s books ‘Scamper’ and ‘Scamper’s Christmas’. She also hosted a radio program that was promoted by the ‘Best and Company Department Store’.

She worked as a columnist and associate editor for the Woman’s page at the ‘Seattle Post-Intelligencer’ from December 1936 to September 1943. Her second husband, Clarence John Boettiger, was the publisher of the magazine. Anna Roosevelt Halsted left the ‘Seattle Post-Intelligencer’ due to some problems with the new management of the magazine, which assumed the charge after her husband’s departure.

Anna Roosevelt Halsted moved to the ‘White House’ to assist her father and serve as the First Lady in the absence of her mother. Her mother’s was busy with her political activities and worthy causes.

Anna accompanied President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he travelled to Yalta to meet Churchill and Stalin in 1945.

After Franklin D. Roosevelt demise, Anna and Clarence Boettiger bought a weekly newspaper in Phoenix. Arizona, in 1946 and christened it as ‘Arizona Times’. Anna Roosevelt became the editor and publisher of this newspaper in 1948. The newspaper incurred losses due to newsprint shortages and problems with the investors, and was sold in July, 1948.

Anna Roosevelt launched a radio program, called the ‘Eleanor and Roosevelt Program’ with her mother but this show got canceled in September of 1949. At this time, she started editing the monthly magazine ‘The Woman’, and contributed a series of articles called ‘My Life with F.D.R’.

She started working in public relations for labour unions and attended the ‘University of California’, Los Angeles, School of Social Work in 1954.

In 1955, she moved to Syracuse, New York with her third husband James Addison Halsted, and was hired as the assistant to ‘Director of Public Relations’ at the ‘State University Upstate Medical Center’ in Syracuse.

She became the director of public relations, and assistant to the Dean in April 1957, and occupied that position until 1958.

In 1958, Anna and her husband moved to Iran, where Anna worked in public relations and administration at ‘Pahlavi University Medical School’, with her husband.

After returning from Iran, in 1960, to Lexington, Kentucky, she held the position of staff assistant to the Dean of the University at ‘Kentucky Medical Center’.

In 1961, the Halsted couple moved to Birmingham, Michigan and Anna Roosevelt Halsted became the public relations director and coordinator at the ‘Metropolitan Hospital’ for ‘Comprehensive Medical Care Program,’ which was sponsored by ‘United Auto Workers’.

In 1963, she moved to Detroit, and she took the position of Director of Public Relations for ‘School of Medicine’ at ‘Wayne State University’. She was appointed by John F. Kennedy to the Citizen’s ‘Advisory Board’ for the status of Women, and worked with the council until 1968.

She was appointed vice-chairman of the Presidents Commission for the Observance of Human Rights in February 1968.

Personal Life & Legacy

Anna Roosevelt Halsted’s married Curtis Bean Dall in 1926. The marriage lasted eight years before they got divorced in 1934. The couple had two children, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall and Curtis Roosevelt Dall

Her second marriage was to Clarence John Boettiger in 1935 and they had a son named John Roosevelt Boettiger. They were together for more than a decade but got divorced in 1949. The end of their relationship led to the suicide of Clarence due to depression.

She married James Addison Halsted in 1952, and lived her life with him at a cottage in Hillsdale, New York. They were together till her death in 1975.

Anna was diagnosed with throat cancer, and died on December 1, 1975 at Montefiore Hospital, New York, at the age of 69.

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Anna Roosevelt Halsted biography timelines

  • // 3rd May 1906
    Anna Roosevelt Halsted was born on May 3, 1906 in New York City. She was the daughter of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • // 1926 To 1934
    Anna Roosevelt Halsted’s married Curtis Bean Dall in 1926. The marriage lasted eight years before they got divorced in 1934. The couple had two children, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall and Curtis Roosevelt Dall
  • // 1932 To 1934
    Anna Roosevelt Halsted held the post of an associate editor for a magazine called ‘Babies Just Babies’ between 1932 and 1934.
  • // 1935 To 1949
    Her second marriage was to Clarence John Boettiger in 1935 and they had a son named John Roosevelt Boettiger. They were together for more than a decade but got divorced in 1949. The end of their relationship led to the suicide of Clarence due to depression.
  • // Dec 1936 To Sep 1943
    She worked as a columnist and associate editor for the Woman’s page at the ‘Seattle Post-Intelligencer’ from December 1936 to September 1943. Her second husband, Clarence John Boettiger, was the publisher of the magazine. Anna Roosevelt Halsted left the ‘Seattle Post-Intelligencer’ due to some problems with the new management of the magazine, which assumed the charge after her husband’s departure.
  • // 1945
    Anna accompanied President Franklin D. Roosevelt when he travelled to Yalta to meet Churchill and Stalin in 1945.
  • // 1949
    Anna Roosevelt launched a radio program, called the ‘Eleanor and Roosevelt Program’ with her mother but this show got canceled in September of 1949. At this time, she started editing the monthly magazine ‘The Woman’, and contributed a series of articles called ‘My Life with F.D.R’.
  • // 1952 To 1975
    She married James Addison Halsted in 1952, and lived her life with him at a cottage in Hillsdale, New York. They were together till her death in 1975.
  • // 1954
    She started working in public relations for labour unions and attended the ‘University of California’, Los Angeles, School of Social Work in 1954.
  • // 1955
    In 1955, she moved to Syracuse, New York with her third husband James Addison Halsted, and was hired as the assistant to ‘Director of Public Relations’ at the ‘State University Upstate Medical Center’ in Syracuse.
  • // Apr 1957 To 1958
    She became the director of public relations, and assistant to the Dean in April 1957, and occupied that position until 1958.
  • // 1958
    In 1958, Anna and her husband moved to Iran, where Anna worked in public relations and administration at ‘Pahlavi University Medical School’, with her husband.
  • // 1960
    After returning from Iran, in 1960, to Lexington, Kentucky, she held the position of staff assistant to the Dean of the University at ‘Kentucky Medical Center’.
  • // 1961
    In 1961, the Halsted couple moved to Birmingham, Michigan and Anna Roosevelt Halsted became the public relations director and coordinator at the ‘Metropolitan Hospital’ for ‘Comprehensive Medical Care Program,’ which was sponsored by ‘United Auto Workers’.
  • // 1963 To 1968
    In 1963, she moved to Detroit, and she took the position of Director of Public Relations for ‘School of Medicine’ at ‘Wayne State University’. She was appointed by John F. Kennedy to the Citizen’s ‘Advisory Board’ for the status of Women, and worked with the council until 1968.
  • // Feb 1968
    She was appointed vice-chairman of the Presidents Commission for the Observance of Human Rights in February 1968.
  • // 1st Dec 1975
    Anna was diagnosed with throat cancer, and died on December 1, 1975 at Montefiore Hospital, New York, at the age of 69.

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  • What is Anna Roosevelt Halsted birthday?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted was born at 1906-05-03

  • When was Anna Roosevelt Halsted died?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted was died at 1975-12-01

  • Which age was Anna Roosevelt Halsted died?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted was died at age 69

  • Where is Anna Roosevelt Halsted's birth place?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted was born in New York City

  • What is Anna Roosevelt Halsted nationalities?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted's nationalities is American

  • Who is Anna Roosevelt Halsted spouses?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted's spouses is Clarence John Boettiger (m. 1935–1949), Curtis Bean Dall (m. 1926–1934), James Addison Halsted (m. 1952–1975)

  • Who is Anna Roosevelt Halsted siblings?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted's siblings is Anna Eleanor, Elliott, Franklin Delano Jr., James Franklin, John Aspinwall

  • Who is Anna Roosevelt Halsted childrens?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted's childrens is Curtis Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves, John Roosevelt Boettiger

  • What is Anna Roosevelt Halsted's cause of dead?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted dead because of Cancer

  • Who is Anna Roosevelt Halsted's father?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted's father is Franklin D. Roosevelt

  • Who is Anna Roosevelt Halsted's mother?

    Anna Roosevelt Halsted's mother is Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Anna Roosevelt Halsted is Taurus

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    Anna Roosevelt Halsted is famouse as Writer, Editor