George Tuttle Brokaw

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George Tuttle Brokaw

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Death: May 28, 1935 (55)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Vail Brokaw and Elvira Tuttle Brokaw
Husband of Frances Ford Fonda
Ex-husband of Clare Boothe Luce
Father of Ann Clare Brokaw and Frances de Villers Corrias
Brother of Frederick Brokaw; Isaac Irving Brokaw; Elvira McNair and Howard Crosby Brokaw

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About George Tuttle Brokaw

George Tuttle Brokaw was an American lawyer and sportsman.

He was born in New Jersey to Elvira Tuttle Gould and Isaac Vail Brokaw, who, with his brother William Vail Brokaw, owned the New York City-based Brokaw Brothers clothing stores from 1856 until his death in 1914. As the eldest child, George inherited the right to live for life in the Brokaw Mansion at 1 East 79th Street in Manhattan, and later fought with his brother Howard C. Brokaw over his plans to demolish the mansion.

Brokaw's first wife was writer Clare Booth Luce, whom he married on 10 August 1923 in Greenwich, Conn. Their daughter Ann Clare Brokaw was born August 25, 1924 and died in an auto accident in 1944. According to his first wife, Brokaw was an abusive alcoholic, and the marriage ended in divorce in 1929.

On Jan. 10, 1931, Brokaw married Frances Ford Seymour in a small New York City wedding. Brokaw and Seymour had a daughter Frances de Villers Brokaw, born October 10, 1931. After Brokaw died in 1935, Seymour married Henry Fonda in 1936 and the couple had two children, Jane and Peter.

One of his brothers, Irving Brokaw, was a national ice skating champion and competed in the 1908 Olympics.

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George Tuttle Brokaw's Timeline

November 14, 1879
New Jersey, United States
August 25, 1924
Age 44
October 10, 1931
Age 51
New York, Kings County, New York, United States
May 28, 1935
Age 55
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States