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President Roosevelt’s Son Marries A Texan

On July 22, 1933, four days after the divorce from his first wife became final, Elliott Roosevelt, one of the president’s four sons, married Ruth Coogins of Fort Worth.

During this decade-long marriage, which was followed by two more, Roosevelt dabbled in ranching and early radio in the Lone Star State.  Despite poor eyesight, he pulled the necessary strings to obtain a pilot’s license and flew 89 combat missions in World War II.