Alice Lee Longworth (Roosevelt) (1884 - 1980) MP

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Birthplace: 6 West 57th Street, New York, New York, New York, United States
Death: Died in Washington, D.C., United States
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About Alice Lee Longworth (Roosevelt)

The song "Alice Blue Gown" was written for Alice Roosevelt Longworth.


Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 – February 20, 1980) was the oldest child of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. She was the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee.

Longworth led an unconventional and controversial life. Despite her love for her legendary father, she proved to be almost nothing like him. Her marriage to Representative Nicholas Longworth (Republican-Ohio), a party leader and 43rd Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was shaky, and the couple's only child was a result of her affair with Senator William Borah of Idaho. She temporarily became a Democrat during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and proudly boasted in a 60 Minutes interview with Eric Sevareid broadcast February 17, 1974, that she was a "hedonist".

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Alice Lee Longworth's Timeline

February 12, 1884
New York, New York, New York, United States
February 14, 1925
Age 41
February 20, 1980
Age 96
Washington, D.C., United States
Age 95
Washington, DC, USA
United States