NEWPORT, R.I. – Curtis Roosevelt, the eldest grandson of President Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, will present a lecture, “F.D.R. as Commander-in-Chief” on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at Salve Regina University’s Young Building, corner of Bellevue and Ruggles avenues.
Free and open to the public, Roosevelt’s talk is part of the “Making Difference” lecture series sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by Nov. 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (401) 341-2927.
Roosevelt lived in the White House, along with his older sister, for a number of years during his grandfather’s presidency.
He graduated from St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in 1948. He served two years in the United States Army and received his master’s degree from the School of Government and Public Law at Columbia University.
He has held different positions in international civil service for the United Nations.
Roosevelt is the author of “Too Close to the Sun,” a memoir of his years spent growing up in the White House, and he is currently writing a new book on his White House years.
In recent years, he has appeared in many of the documentary films produced by the BBC, PBS and the History Channel about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. He appears on French television and radio frequently, particularly when there is a crisis in French/American relations.