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Individuals Identified in the My Day Columns

Adams, Ellen Walters Delano, 1884-1976 / identified in column: 12/8/41
Cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Adams, Frederick B. (Frederick Baldwin), 1878-1961 / identified in column: 12/8/41
Railroad executive, industrial banker and spouse of FDR's cousin Ellen Walters Delano

Baker, Harry / identified in column: 4/11/39
Magician

Bane, Frank, 1893-1983 / identified in column: 12/12/38
Executive director of Council of State Governments

Bazzi, Maria Allen, 1898-1959 / identified in column: 7/31/42
Anglo-Swiss actress and writer

Beaverbrook, Max Aitken, Baron, 1879-1964 / identified in column: 12/27/41
British newspaper publisher, Minister for Aircraft Production (1940-41) Minister of Supply (1941-42), Minister of War Production (1942) and Lord Privy Seal (1943-45) in the British Cabinet; accompanied British Prime Minister Winston Churchill to Washington in December 1941

Blomberg, William Theobald Frary von, Baron / identified in column: 7/31/42
Public relations executive

Boettiger, Clarence John, 1900-1950 / identified in column: 12/26/39
Journalist and second husband of the Roosevelts' daughter, Anna (1935-1949)

Bonelli, Richard, 1887-1980 / identified in column: 1/22/37
American opera singer

Broun, Heywood, 1888-1939 / identified in column: 12/25/36
Newspaper columnist, author and one of the founders of the American Newspaper Guild

Brown, Dorothy Kirchwey, 1857-1981 / identified in column: 12/23/44
Spouse of Herman LaRue Brown and member of the League of Women Voters

Brown, Major Ernest / identified in column: 12/12/38
Member of the D.C. Metropolitan Police

Brown, Herman LaRue, 1883-1969 / identified in column: 12/23/44
Massachusetts attorney and Franklin Roosevelt's Harvard roommate

Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965 / identified in columns: 12/24/41 || 12/27/41 || 12/29/41
Statesman, orator and author, British prime minister (1940-1945)

Cooley, Edward H. (Edward Henry), b. 1888 / identified in column: 7/31/42
Met with ER and William T. Frary

Crooks, Richard, 1900-1972 / identified in column: 1/22/37
American opera singer

D'Arcy, Martin Cyril, 1888-1976 / identified in column: 12/24/1941
Jesuit priest and philosopher

Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 / identified in columns: 12/25/36 || 12/26/39
Nineteenth century British novelist

Dill, John, Sir, 1881-1944 / identified in column: 12/27/41
British Field Marshal and British military representative in Washington, D.C. during WWII

Douglas, Rep. Helen Gahagan (D-CA), 1900-1980 / identified in column: 1/20/45
Actress, politician, elected to U.S. House of Representatives in 1944

Elizabeth, Queen, 1900-2002 / identified in column: 6/9/39 || 6/10/39
Consort of George VI, King of Great Britain

Fisher, Susanne, 1903- / identified in column: 1/22/37
American opera singer

Gates, Louise Macy Hopkins, 1906-1963 / identified in column: 7/31/42
Fashion journalist and third wife of Franklin Roosevelt's advisor, Harry Hopkins

Gates, Robert Franklin, 1906-1982 / identified in column: 12/12/38
American artist

George VI, 1895-1952 / identified in column: 6/9/39 || 6/10/39
King of Great Britain

Gugler, Eric, 1889-1974 / identified in column: 12/12/38
American architect

Halifax, Dorothy Onslow Wood, Countess of, 1885-1976 / identified in column: 12/24/41
Spouse of the Earl of Halifax, British Ambassador to the U.S. (1941-1946)

Halifax, Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, Earl of, 1881-1959 / identified in column: 12/24/41
British Ambassador to the U.S. (1941-1946)

Halsted, Anna Eleanor Dall Boettiger, 1906-1975 / identified in column: 12/26/39
Eldest child and only daughter of FDR and ER

Halsted, Diana Hopkins, 1932- / identified in column: 4/11/39 || 6/10/39 || 12/29/41 || 7/31/42
Daughter of Harry Hopkins and his second wife, Barbara Duncan who lived in the White House from 1940-1942

Herrick, Genevieve Forbes, 1894-1962 / identified in column: 1/22/37
Journalist and regular participant at ER's White House press conferences

Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 / identified in column: 12/8/41
Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945) and Fuhrer (1934-1945); German leader during World War II

Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957 / identified in column: 12/12/38
American pianist and composer

Hooker, Henry Stewart, 1879-1964 / identified in column: 12/26/39
Former law partner of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hopkins, Harry Lloyd, 1890-1946 / identified in column: 7/31/42
New Deal administrator, Secretary of Commerce (1938-1940), presidential advisor and diplomat

Hull, Cordell, 1871-1955 / identified in column: 12/24/41
U.S. Secretary of State 1933-1944

Hull Frances, 1875-1954 / identified in column: 12/24/41
Spouse of Cordell Hull, U.S. Secretary of State

Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 / identified in column: 6/9/39
President of the U.S. 1829-1837

Kindler, Hans, 1892-1949 / identified in column: 1/22/37
American cellist and conductor

Kingdon, Frank, 1894-1972 / identified in column: 12/8/41
Director of Bible Week Movement

Lawrence, Merloyd Ludington / identified in column: 7/31/42
Niece of Louise Macy Hopkins Gates (mentioned indirectly)

Leach, Agnes Lisle Brown, b. 1884 / identified in column: 5/12/39
Spouse of Henry Goddard Leach, member of NY State Commissions for Health, Education and Welfare, Survey Associates Board Member and friend of the Roosevelts

LeBlanc, Arthur, 1906-1985 / identified in column: 12/8/41
Canadian violinist and conductor

Lindsley, Chandler Roosevelt, 1934- / identified in column: 1/4/37
Eldest daughter of the Roosevelts' second son, Elliott

Ludington, Nicholas Saltus, Jr. / identified in column: 7/31/42
Nephew of Louise Macy Hopkins Gates (mentioned indirectly)

Meisle, Kathryn, 1899-1970 / identified in column: 1/22/37
American singer

Morgenthau, Elinor, 1891-1949 / identified in column: 1/22/37
Longtime friend and supporter of Eleanor Roosevelt and spouse of U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Robert Morgenthau

Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949 / identified in column: 12/24/41
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1940-1949)

Nesbitt, Victoria Henrietta Kugler, 1874-1963 / identified in column: 1/22/37 || 6/9/39 || 1/20/45
White House housekeeper 1933-1946

O'Brien, Margaret, 1937- / identified in column: 1/20/45
Child film actress

O'Connor, Basil, 1892-1972 / identified in column: 1/20/45
FDR's former law partner, president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis-March of Dimes drive against poliomyelitis

Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988 / identified in column: 1/20/45
President of Tuskegee Institute

Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979 / identified in column: 1/20/45
Popular silent screen-era film star and one of the founders of United Artists Movie Studio

Procopé, Hjalmar Johan Fredrik, 1889-1954 / identified in column: 4/11/39
Finnish Ambassador to U.S.

Reeves, William / identified in column: 6/9/39
Head White House gardener

Reh, J. Leonard / identified in column: 4/11/39
Washington, D.C. children’s entertainer

Robinson, Helen Roosevelt, 1881-1962 / identified in column: 12/27/41
Half-Niece of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Rockwell, William, d. 1940 / identified in column: 1/22/37
Head of the White House Social Bureau

Romains, Jules, 1885-1972 / identified in column: 5/12/39
French novelist and international president of P.E.N.

Roosevelt, Anne Clark, 1916-1973 / identified in column: 1/20/45
First wife of the Roosevelts' youngest son, John Roosevelt (1938-1965)

Roosevelt, Curtis (Buzzie), 1930- / identified in column: 12/25/36
Eldest grandson of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Elliott, 1910-1990 / identified in column: 1/4/37
Second son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 / identified in all columns
President of the U.S. (1933-1945), spouse of Eleanor Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Franklin D. Jr. (Franklin Delano), 1914-1988 / identified in column: 1/4/37 || 6/9/39
Third son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Roosevelt, James, 1907-1991 / identified in column: 11/7/36 || 12/25/36 || 12/26/39
Eldest son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, presidential assistant to FDR 1937-38

Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, 1854-1927 / mentioned indirectly: 12/27/41
Half-brother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt, John A. (John Aspinwall), 1916-1981 / identified in column: 1/4/37
Youngest son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Ruth Googins, 1890-1974 / identified in column: 1/4/37
Second wife of the Roosevelts' second son, Elliott Roosevelt (1933-1944)

Roosevelt, Sara Delano, 1854-1941 / identified in column: 1/22/37
Mother of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 / identified in column: 12/12/38 || 4/11/39
President of the U.S. (1901-1909); uncle of Eleanor Roosevelt

Roper, Daniel C. (Daniel Calhoun), 1867-1943 / identified in column: 12/26/39
U.S. Secretary of Commerce (1933-1938)

Roper, Lou McKenzie, 1871-1944 / identified in column: 12/26/39
Spouse of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Daniel C. Calhoun

Seagraves, Anna Eleanor, (Sistie) 1927- / identified in column: 12/25/36 || 12/26/39
Eldest granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Stanley, Louise, 1883-1954 / identified in column: 5/12/39
Commissioner of Department of Home Economic in the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Steinway, Theodore E., 1883-1957 / identified in column: 12/12/38
One of the owners of Steinway and Sons, an American piano-making company

Stewart, Albert, 1900-1965 / identified in column: 12/12/38
American sculptor

Studebaker, John Ward, 1887-1989 / identified in column: 12/29/41
U.S. Commissioner of Education (1934-1948)

Thompson, Dorothy, 1893-1961 / identified in column as president of P.E.N.: 5/12/39
Journalist, political commentator and a leading opponent of Hitler and 1930s fascism

Thompson, Malvina, 1893-1953 (see also Mrs. Scheider) / identified in column: 1/4/37 || 12/23/44
Eleanor Roosevelt's secretary from 1928 until Thompson’s death in 1953

Tully, Grace, 1900-1984 / identified in column: 8/8/42
Secretary to Franklin Roosevelt

Welles, Mathilde, d.1949 / identified in column: 12/24/41
Spouse of Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles

Welles, Sumner, 1892-1961 / identified in column: 12/24/41
Assistant Secretary of State and then Under Secretary of State 1933-1943; close friend of both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt

Whitmyre, Everett / identified in column: 5/12/39
identified as someone who writes to ER

Whitney, Betsey Cushing Roosevelt, 1908-1998 / identified in column: 11/7/36 || 1/4/37
First wife of the Roosevelts' eldest son, James (1930-1940)

Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands, 1880-1962 / identified in column: 8/7/42 || 8/8/42

Wu, Yi-Fang, 1893-1985 / identified in column: 12/10/43
President of Ginling College, a Christian women's college in China



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