Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Early Life and Family

Did he have any children?

Yes, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt had six children, five of whom lived to adulthood. The five were Anna, James, Elliott, Franklin Jr., and John. Anna achieved prominent success in journalism and public relations. James served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Elliott was a successful businessman and served as mayor of Miami Beach. Franklin Jr. graduated from Harvard and the University of Virginia Law School. Like his older brother James, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Later, he was named chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. John graduated from Harvard and became a successful business owner and stockbroker.

The Roosevelts had another boy, born between James and Elliott, whom they named Franklin Jr. He died as an infant, and five years later the Roosevelts gave their next baby the same name.


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