Business: Reconverted Roosevelt

When tall, weedy John Roosevelt, youngest son of the late President, went to work for Boston's Filene Bros., he climbed fast. Fresh out of Harvard, he started as a stock boy ("not stockholder," he quips), soon became manager of Filene's Winchester, Mass, store. In 1941, he joined the Navy, served as a lieutenant until he was discharged a month ago. Last week, young Mr. Roosevelt, 29, was back in retail trade, "the only business I know."* He was hired by his father's friend Walter Kirschner, board chairman of Grayson Shops, Inc., a chain of...

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