National Affairs: Sister's Tribute

Gracie Hall Roosevelt was one Roosevelt who was seldom if ever in the public eye. But he had the Roosevelt zest for living.

Big (6 ft. 3 in., 240 lb.), blond, husky Gracie Hall Roosevelt always enjoyed himself hugely. He was an Army airman in World War I, at various times an electrical engineer, banker, municipal administrator, financial adviser. Twice married (once when he was a Harvard undergraduate), twice divorced, he fathered seven children.

Last week, in Washington, Gracie Hall Roosevelt died at 50, from a chronic liver ailment. From his big sister, who had tried to look after him ever since they...

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