James Alfred Roosevelt (1825 - 1898)

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Birthplace: New York City, NY, United States
Death: Died in Long Island, Oyster Bay, New York, USA
Occupation: partner in Roosevelt & sons, director of various banks & railroads, president of Roosevelt Hospital
Managed by: Carlos Federico (Cantarito) Bunge Molina y Vedia
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About James Alfred Roosevelt

James Alfred Roosevelt (June 13, 1825 - July 15, 1898) was an American merchant, a member of the Roosevelt family, and an uncle of United States President Theodore Roosevelt. He became a member of his father Cornelius Roosevelt's mercantile firm at the age of twenty, and eventually succeeded him as its head. In 1878, he established the banking house of Roosevelt & Son, which marked the full abandonment of the Roosevelt's traditional plate-glass business. He was connected with many other institutions, including as vice president of the Chemical Bank of New York; president of the Broadway Improvement Company; vice president of the Bank of Savings; member of the board of managers of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company; director of the New York Life Insurance Trust, among others; member of the Board of Park Commissioners; and trustee to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He was a president of Roosevelt Hospital, founded by his distant cousin James H. Roosevelt. He married Elizabeth Norris Emlen on December 22, 1847 and had four children, including W. Emlen Roosevelt.

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James Alfred Roosevelt (June 13, 1825 - July 15, 1898) was an American merchant, a member of the Roosevelt family, and an uncle of United States President Theodore Roosevelt. He became a member of his father Cornelius Roosevelt's mercantile firm at the age of twenty, and eventually succeeded him as its head. In 1878, he established the banking house of Roosevelt & Son, which marked the full abandonment of the Roosevelt's traditional plate-glass business. He was connected with many other institutions, including as vice president of the Chemical Bank of New York; president of the Broadway Improvement Company; vice president of the Bank of Savings; member of the board of managers of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company; director of the New York Life Insurance Trust, among others; member of the Board of Park Commissioners; and trustee to the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. He was a president of Roosevelt Hospital, founded by his distant cousin James H. Roosevelt. He married Elizabeth Norris Emlen on December 22, 1847 and had four children, including W. Emlen Roosevelt.

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James Alfred Roosevelt's Timeline

1825
June 13, 1825
New York City, NY, United States
1845
1845
Age 19
1847
December 22, 1847
Age 22
1848
September 27, 1848
Age 23
New York City, NY, United States
1850
February 5, 1850
Age 24
New York City, NY, United States
1856
April 2, 1856
Age 30
1857
April 30, 1857
Age 31
New York City, NY, United States
1898
July 15, 1898
Age 73
Long Island, Oyster Bay, New York, USA