National Affairs: No. 10

At her regular press conference last week Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt announced that she was looking forward to her tenth grandchild (expected during July by Anne Clark, who married John Roosevelt last June 18). This completes a family record on two scores:

1) Roosevelts marry young. Though Franklin Roosevelt was barely 23 when he took to wife Eleanor Roosevelt, 20, his offspring have married younger: Anna at 20, Elliott at 21, Franklin Jr., John and James at 22.

2) Roosevelts are quick to become parents. Franklin and Eleanor had been married 13 mos., 27 days when Anna arrived. Their children, with one exception, have...

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