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Franklin Delano Roosevelt III : biography

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Franklin Delano "Frank" Roosevelt III (born July 19, 1938) is an American economist and a grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


Frank received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University in 1961, his Masters from Columbia University in 1968, and his Ph.D. from The New School. His dissertation was entitled Towards a Marxist Critique of the Cambridge School. His work has primarily focused on combining Marxism and capitalism in an attempt to make modern economic systems more "fair" and less prone to the "winner takes all" scenario. Since 1977, he has been a professor at Sarah Lawrence College, where he was chair of the social sciences faculty 1988–1990 and 1991–1993. He is a Professor emeritus, and continues to speak out on his grandparents' legacies.

He is co-author of an introductory economics text:


Frank's parents were Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and Ethel du Pont. He was born during his paternal grandfather's second term as president. His younger full brother is Christopher du Pont Roosevelt (born 1941).

He married Grace Ramsey Goodyear on June 18, 1962 and has three children: Phoebe Louisa Roosevelt (born February 25, 1965), Nicholas Martin Roosevelt (born June 8, 1966), and Amelia Roosevelt (Amie) (born June 8, 1966), a violinist. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Manhattan Country School.

Roosevelt led the effort to build a monument to Eleanor Roosevelt at Riverside Park.

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