Alice Roosevelt Longworth biography

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

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1884 – 1980

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Who was Alice Roosevelt Longworth?

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth was an American socialite and writer. She was the oldest child of President Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr.. She was the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee.

Alice led an unconventional and controversial life. Her marriage to Representative Nicholas Longworth III, a party leader and 43rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was shaky, and her only child Paulina was a result of her affair with Senator William Edgar Borah of Idaho. She temporarily became a Democrat during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and proudly boasted in a 60 Minutes interview with Eric Sevareid, televised on February 17, 1974, that she was a "hedonist".

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Born
Feb 12, 1884
New York City
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Feb 20, 1980
United States of America

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on July 23, 2013

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