Phoebe Louisa Roosevelt is the daughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt III who was an American economist and is the great-granddaughter of Franklin D. Roosevelt who was the 32nd U.S president and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Life and Career
Phoebe was born into the prestigious Roosevelt family with a long history of serving them as political leaders and academicians. Inspired by her family she also made a successful career in her life.
Phoebe holds an MA in American History from Columbia University and a JD from the Fordham University School of Law. There she was a Stein scholar in the field of Public Interest Law and Ethics. After this, she became an American high school history teacher and worked as an attorney for seven years with the Affirmative Litigation division in the New York City Law Department. In the southern district of New York, she served as a clerk for a year and then took a break to volunteer and spend her time with her family.
Phoebe was born on February 25, 1965, to Franklin D. Roosevelt III and Grace Roosevelt. She has two twin siblings Nicholas Martin Roosevelt who was born on June 8, 1966, and Amelia Roosevelt who was born on June 8, 1966.
Franklin D. Roosevelt III was born on July 19, 1938, to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. and Ethel du Pont. He was an American economist and academic. He became a professor at Sarah Lawrence College in 1977 and was a part of the chair of the social sciences faculty from 1988 to 1990. In 2004, he was awarded the Lipkin Family Prize for Inspirational Teaching by the University. He also stayed active in the Civil Rights Movement.
Grace Roosevelt is a graduate of Milton Academy. She is the daughter of Austin Goodyear and Louisa Goodyear and used to live in the white oak shade in Darian. She got married to Roosevelt on June 18, 1962.
Phoebe’s great grandfather Franklin D. Roosevelt served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 to 1945 when he died. He was a Democrat and won four presidential elections and later on, became a central figure in world affairs in the first half of the 20th century. As a president, he led the federal government during the time of the Great Depression and implemented New Deal’s domestic policy agenda in times of economic crisis in the US. As the dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal coalition that defined modern liberalism in his mid-20th century United States. World war II happened in his third and Fourth term which ended shortly after his death.
Phoebe’s great grandmother Eleanor Roosevelt was an American Political figure and also a diplomat. She served as First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945 during her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four-term presidency, and eventually became the longest-serving first lady of the US. She also represented the US in the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952. She was named First Lady of the world by President Harry S. Truman in recognition of her contributions to human rights. Although widely respected in her later years, Roosevelt was the first lady at the time, particularly controversial for her outspoken statements about the civil rights of African Americans. She was the president’s first wife, held regular press conferences, wrote columns for daily newspapers, wrote columns for monthly magazines, hosted a weekly radio show, and spoke at the national party convention.
Being part of the Roosevelt Family, Phoebe has a prestigious family history where her great grandfather and great grandmother served as the 32nd president and first lady of the US. Her father was an economist and participated in the civil rights movement, she also followed their legacy and studied law to help people and made a successful career.