Popular for being the grandson of the late President and Mrs. Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene du Pont of Wilmington, Del., Christopher du Pont Roosevelt is into one of America’s most prominent families.
The Roosevelt family produced two United States Presidents, a First Lady, and various merchants, bankers, politicians, inventors, clergymen, artists, and socialites. After completing his law degree, du Pont had a successful career as an attorney. Later he entered the political scenario when George Bush was the President of America. He is still going strong at the age of 81.
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Personal life and Relationship of Christopher du Pont Roosevelt
Christopher du Pont Roosevelt was born in the year 1941 in Philadelphia to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr and Ethel du Pont. He is related to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, and Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States from his father’s side.
Christopher is also a prominent du Pont family member from his mother’s side. He has two siblings, Franklin D. Roosevelt III and John Alexander Roosevelt. Du Pont married Rosalind Havemeyer, the daughter of Mr. Horace Havemeyer Jr, and has three children. Mr. Horace Havemeyer Jr. was the president of the National Sugar Refining Company.
Christopher’s Education and Career
Christopher du Pont Roosevelt completed his schooling at St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. He graduated from the University of Virginia in the year 1964. He completed his law studies in 1968 at Georgetown University Law Center. After finishing his legal studies Roosevelt worked as an associate attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham, and Taft in New York. In 1971, he started working as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
From 1974 to 1985 Roosevelt served the Oceanic Society as its president, chief executive officer, and trustee. Later in 1985, Mr. Roosevelt started working as president, publisher, and member of the board of directors of Oceans Magazine Associates, Inc. Since 1988, Christopher du Pont Roosevelt served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Cruise Passenger Network, Inc.
Appointed as a member on the part of the United States on the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission, Christopher du Pont Roosevelt succeeded his older brother, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. in the year 1989. He practiced law in Washington D.C., where he specialized in antitrust law and consumer protection issues for small businesses and individuals. Roosevelt also owns a number of businesses, including a successful investment firm. He is the chairman of the board of trustees of the Roosevelt Institute. He is also the chairman of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Foundation. He is a very philanthropic person and has given away millions of dollars to charities.
He is a very wealthy man, with a net worth of $100 million. He inherited his wealth from his grandfather, who left him a trust fund.
Some Fun Facts
In his free time, Christopher enjoys science fiction and fantasy novels, hiking, and attending sporting events with friends. He also has a passion for cooking and enjoys hosting dinner parties with friends and family.
In conclusion, Christopher du Pont Roosevelt has had a very successful life so far. He has accomplished a lot in his career. He is a businessman and philanthropist. Now, he is enjoying his retired life with his wife and children.