PERSONALITY: A Milestone for Princess Malice

Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who has been described as "Washington's other monument," is unique among Americans: daughter of President Theodore Roosevelt, widow of House Speaker Nicholas Longworth (who died in 1931), personally acquainted with every President since Benjamin Harrison, indomitable doyenne on the Washington social circuit for decades. The nation's mighty court her, celebrities seek invitations to tea, Washington taxi drivers lean out and yell, "Hi, Alice!" Marking her 90th birthday this week, "Princess Alice," an affectionate sobriquet from her White House years, continues to survey the capital scene from her rambling...

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