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"alice lee roosevelt" Discussed on History Vs.
"For mental floss. I heart radio. This is history versus a podcast. About how your favorite historical figures faced off against the greatest foes? I'm your host Aaron McCarthy. And for this round repeating. Tr against his daughter. Alice a constant source of stress for the twenty six president Roosevelt. One said I can be president of the United States or I can attend to Alice. So how did? Tr Juggle running the country with raising his oldest daughter. We're about to find out. The Roosevelt family had all the elements of a happy conventional household theater. Roosevelt married his second. Wife and Childhood. Sweetheart Edith Kermit Caro- in eighteen eighty six together. They had five children Theodore the third or Ted Junior kermit ethel archibald and Quinton growing up. The boys enjoy boxing with their father. While Ethel stuck to more ladylike activities like needlework and then there was alice her brothers with teaser that they have the same mom as her and that she got it very cruel and it was something shoes really sensitive about. That's only fries from stuff. You missed in history class. And she explains Alice's relationship with Edith wasn't any smoother the fall into in some ways the classic kind of step mother stepdaughter. Rules that we have come to expect from Disney films and a lot of that was sort of this for ever cloud that hung over the household of his first wife Alice before starting his life with Edith Teddy Roosevelt had married Alice Hathaway Lee in eighteen. Eighty the daughter of a banker. Alice senior was known in Massachusetts Social Circles for her charm and beauty. A meeting her Tiara wrote as long as I live. I shall never forget how sweetly she looked and how she greeted me. Alice became pregnant in eighteen. Eighty three and gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Alice. Lee Roosevelt on February twelfth. Eighteen eighty four with a lovely Boston socialite for a mother and an ambitious New York politician for a father baby. Alice should have had it all and then the unthinkable happened shortly after delivery Alice. Senior Fellow Teddy. Who had been in Albany working on a law? The day of his daughters birth rushed home to New York City after receiving news of her condition. He held her in his arms as she passed in and out of consciousness she had what was then known as Bright's Disease Alice. Hathaway Roosevelt died on February fourteenth at the age of twenty two. It was the second loss. Tr had sustained that day just hours earlier. His mother meteoroid volt had come to typhoid fever. Barely two days. Old Alice's life was already embroiled in tragedy. If you put yourself in that position of losing apparent that you're very close to you and your spouse's Day it's pretty easy to understand. It completely. Changed his relationship with the world. Not just his new child but they were setting up this beautiful life that they have planned out and now everywhere he went was a memory of his life that had passed and that was a big part of why he kind of decided that he was gonNA leave and go out with just a few months after his daughter was born. Tr left her with his sister. Anna went by the nicknames baby and by and retreated to the Dakota Badlands. He rarely inquired about Allison. The letters emailed home. He returned briefly to New York for business when she was about five months old and even in person he had trouble acknowledging her he called her baby Lee because he couldn't bear to say her mother's name but though it wasn't always apparent alice was loved. One of the first hintze fatherly affection from tr comes from a letter dated September. Eighteen Eighty. Four he wrote. I hope Mousy kipnes will be very cunning. I shall dearly love her. But the most stable source of love and baby alice's life was amp. Amy That was one of those relationships ended up really really setting the tone of Alice's life forever because they became what she referred to as big influences. The child it's crazy to hear about how much influence baby had on Alice but also on tr and how often she would just like drop everything to help make political connections or do whatever it was that he needed done. She was really his most trusted confidante for pretty much the rest of his life like he would go to her with personal decisions political decisions with a you know any kind of thing that he was ruminating and get his sister's opinion. Which kind of interesting like I feel like there are not that many instances? It's history of men with as much power as him who like the first quarter of business. When they're faced with the decision is let me call my sister. Babies influence on teddy lasted throughout his career. As president he often referred to his sister's home as the other White House and according to their niece. Eleanor Roosevelt. He made few serious political decisions without talking with her first allies later remarked. Antibi- had been a man. She would have been president but she wasn't the only woman who mattered to. Tr ALMOST TWO YEARS AFTER ALICE. Senior died Edith Kermit. Caro- entered his life or reentered. It rather the couple likely had a teenage romance and edith ran in the same social circles. Theodore Edith was a natural choice for his next wife. Her potential stepmother was less of a concern for him. Alice had lived with me for the first three years of her life and tear. Assumed things would stay that way. Even after he remarried but edith other plans insistent. That child will become my child. She will come with us. And we will be one big family together which sounds really lovely but it was fraught with tension according to historian Edmund Morris tr edith baby came up with a plan to live together for a time at Sagamore Hill. The Roosevelt's famous Long Island Estate to ease Alice's transition to a new family. That family got even bigger with the birth of Theodore Junior in eighteen. Eighty seven edith. Wanted to be a good parent to her stepdaughter but raising headstrong child like. Alice wasn't always easy when Alice was a teenager. Edith along with teddy proposed sending her to a conservative boarding school in New York City according to historians Pierre. Collier and David Horowitz. Alice protested saying if you send me I will humiliate you. I will do something that will shame I tell you I will. When she was older alice often spend time with Jamie and as Kathleen Dalton writes in her book Theodore Roosevelt a strenuous life. She Edith had very different ways of managing. Alice baby was generous rarely hesitating to give her niece. Whatever she wanted while edith believed children needed discipline as Alice grew into a young woman. Her resemblance to her mother became UNMISTAKABLE. Which made parenting her even harder for. Edith Heart. When I read that Edith. Back Mouth Alice to her daughter. Alice was kind of a discussion but it was very pretty but she's really stupid like to child. There was also this problem. Where of course you know Theodore Roosevelt without traveling a lot of the Times. The one person who really love both of these women could not serve as any kind of a her or they were just kind of left to fight it out on their own tier also saw his late wife and his daughter. The distance that existed between them analysis baby along with his refusal to talk about her mother lingered throughout her childhood. She would later say. I think it is true to say that my father didn't want me to be a guilty burden. He obviously felt guilty about it. Otherwise he would have said at least once that I had another parent. The curious thing is that he never seemed to realize that. I was perfectly aware of it and developing resentment. Tears aloofness wasn't the only reason Alliston. See more of her father. He was also hard work pursuing a political career. He served as governor of New York and vice president of the United States while Alice was a teenager then in nineteen o one following William McKinley Cessation Theodore. Roosevelt was sworn in as president. The Roosevelt's we're going to the White House. We'll be right back guys bobby bones host the bobby bones show and that pretty much always sleepy. 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"alice lee roosevelt" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds
"This the all things comedy studio. And they have an all things comedy YouTube page where you can watch any of the video uploads of this. And you can also check out the work of an all things comedy brother, who we lost recently named Steven Brody Stevens who is someone if you're not familiar with is worth checking out his up and his show that was on all things comedy or his other show. I think it was enjoy it. But it was a very unique comedian. Yeah. So someone who everybody in the comedy world was he was beloved by everybody who's I think if he could see the outpouring of affection that he has caused. He would probably be surprised on like all of us. Yeah. Okay. Downer. Yeah. Well, but as a Downer it's tough man that was a tough one. It was it's been a tough year. Agreed February twelfth eighteen you can still. Yeah. I feel come on go come on February Charles they four we're back not really eighteen eighty four H and eighty four. Okay. Our lord. Yeah. The eighties. They even said it like that like eight minutes, the eighties grip your teeth that it's the eighty that's not knowing their teeth out. Oh, you start. This story. Alice Lee Roosevelt was born her father was Theodore Roosevelt, junior known as teddy. Okay, jedi. Went to Harvard where he met Alice Hathaway Lee in eighteen seventy eight she was a Boston banking, Harris Harris. They were introduced by a classmate of her cousin Richard middle. Cock dick salt still. Okay. Dave, I that that is the best one. I wasn't what is it? He has nothing to do with the story. But the navy everything to do with the story. He's the main character of the story. Richard middle cost of first of all Richard is dick dick middlekauff, and that will they call him, dick. So Richard middle. Cock dick salt stole salts. So he's that sounds like what happens to your penis in a deprivation tank. I just put his name in there because this is how rich people name their kids. It's good. Not a good system. It's a great system bad system. Yeah. So teddy and Alice married two years later teddy went to Columbia law school. They're all up in the New York society world teddy ran because obviously teddy Roosevelt. So sure teddy ran for New York state assembly, and he won. He's big on taking down corruption jam Alison teddy bought a large home and planned to have a large family. Okay. It's all it's all great. Yeah. For sure. It's all yeah. No. So Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth was born. Born at home on west fifty seventh street on a regular apartment birth. Yeah. It's just what you did better. Yeah..
"alice lee roosevelt" Discussed on 94WIP Sports Radio
"And we're back. It's WIP Sunday. My name's Peter Salomon. My guest this morning. David Patricia story and author his new book yards last war. You can tell a lot about a man is a women in his life. NTR had to ordinary women is second wife Edith and his daughter Alice. What do we know about them and their role? They played in these last years. Oh, boy talk about contrast. And and I guess it's it it. We should say that there's a reason for that. Contrast. Because usually you think that, you know, people who are related are going to have some relation or or similarity to each other. But of course, Edith and Princess Alice are not related because Edith is the second wife and Princess Alice who has named after her mother is the child of of TR and his first wife Alice Lee Roosevelt now. Edith is is the great silent partner in all this. And she has a great head on her shoulders, and is the stabilizing influence in TR's life TR is all you know, jumping up and down and pounding is is fist in and charging up San Juan hill, Trump busting trusts and and rating hundred and fifty thousand letters in his life, and God knows how many books etcetera etcetera. And Edith is the wise counsel who does not go public and just about anything. But she has enough sense to tell ER when he makes a great blunder of his political career, which is on election night nineteen o four when he trousers the democrat. Alton b Parker. That he is not going to run for another term, which makes them a lame duck and lame ducks. You just take the gun out of the hands of the of the politicians at that point and people can safely or more safely, ignore him. And the congress tends to do that in his second term. And also, it means that he has to turn over the presidency too success successor. He will name William Howard Taft is that successor. And that will of course, not go all that. Well, or not well at all. She will go public politically later on her and her life long after teddy is dead. And that is because their relative Teddy's, relative Eleanor Roosevelt. FDR's wife has stepped into the race in nineteen twenty four between Alfred Smith democrat and Theodore Roosevelt junior for the governor of New York and really tars on family on fairly and smears Ted junior for his involvement or really non involvement in the teapot dome scandal and eat it is going to remember that. And in nineteen thirty two when Franklin Roosevelt runs for the presidency against Herbert Hoover. Eat. It is going to do a very on lady on first lady like thing by going to Madison Square Garden and endorsing. Herbert hoover. You know, the real lost cause and a gone goose at that point against Franklin Roosevelt because the the bad blood. Has has has really gotten that deep in the family, Ted junior at that point is the governor general of the Philippines under Hoover. And when he's described asked what his relationship is with his cousin Franklin. He says fifth cousin once removed and governor John role about to be removed. So the family is split at that point. Now alice. Alice is the most flamboyant really of the Roosevelt family, the longest lives. I think she gets into her nineties. She becomes the famous acerbic delaying of Washington DC. And she marries into power as well. She marries a fellows a bit older than her from a wealthy family in Ohio Cincinnati name, Nick Longworth Longworth will become a congressman from Ohio and in nineteen twelve he's going to support the Ohio and and the regular Republican William Howard Taft for president versus Theodore Roosevelt, his father-in-law. That's going to cause some family problems as well. But. Alice. When her mother dies in childbirth is going to be shall we say inelegantly palmed off to one of TR sister just to be raised. But when Edith and t r Mary Edith says we should take this child in and raise it as our own. And they do the relationship is not always smooth either with. Edith or with TR NTR famously says to people, you know, I can either do one of two things I can either run the country or I can control Alice, but I can't do both. She's the she's the Pri flapper flapper of America. And but she does turn out to be a great supporter of her father in nineteen twelve nineteen sixteen really really very much in his image that way and supports his policies as a progressive and also anti league of nations person as that becomes an issue with the end of World War One. We also can remind people that Alice is Alice as in that song, Alice blue gap, that's her. They she has a she has a color named after her allies blue and a and a fashion and really she's strike. You know, the the Roosevelt family TR is not a handsome guy and Ted junior is less handsome. But Alice is just strikingly beautiful as a young woman. I mean, the ideal for women at that time of beauty or going back. Even as the eighteen nineties was the the Gibson girls, and she could have been one of those. I mean, she just knocked. You know, drop dead gorgeous. Really I'm shocked what you had to say about it doesn't sound like that most of us remember from history. Well, eleanor. Eleanor was. Falling into it. It really was shocking that she would she would bust up the family and like that. Because remember she is Theodore Roosevelt's niece. So they really are cousins. First cousins be Ted junior and her she had always had good relationships with the family when her father her father dies. And so the person who has to give her away to Franklin Roosevelt is the president of the United States. Theodore roosevelt. This is this is not somewhere remote relationship here. But she has fallen in with some women in New York, as as, you know, her her marriage in the teens around nineteen seventeen is become rocky with Franklin. And then there is there is polio. And she has taken in in the nineteen twenties with a bus. Very activist women and has gone off to her own political career and these women that she's friends with our with the state democratic committee. So I think because of that to solidify with them. She supports Al Smith. And throughout the nineteen twenties really supports else myth for for governor. And his ambitions so much. So that in nineteen twenty eight when Franklin her husband is elected governor of the state of New York, but Al Smith is defeated for president. She says to the newspapers what does it matter to me that my husband is elected governor, and I get to spend four years in Albany. If Al Smith has lost for president. And it's not a question of her being misquoted because she writes, the same thing to Eleanor Morgan talk in a private letter after that almost the exact same words, so she's really into Smith and Alice Roosevelt is is totally a shocked by this as well, not just Edith, but Alice. I can't remember the quote, exactly. But it said something about having a pillow. If you've got something bad to say about somebody comes sit by me. Yes. If you've got something bad to say said that sitting next to me. So she's known as one of the great gossips and one of the more entertaining gossips of Washington DC. I was down in George Town about a year ago. In a rather upscale antique shop or consignment shop. And there was there was an oil portrait of Alice looking down at me from a great height on the wall. So she's she's still a factor. She's her her her spirit lives on in DC in the form of her portrait. And also, I think of malice of gossip in the city, certainly. Precious malice. I guess I liked the damn it works for me. And you've got to run another set of commercials here. So stay with me David Patricia author of a new book yards last war. We'll be back in just a bit. I.