Archibald B. Roosevelt Jr.

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Archibald "Archie" Bullock Roosevelt, Jr. (1918-1990), the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, was a career intelligence officer, serving with the Army in North Africa and the Middle East in World War II before joining the Central Intelligence Agency in 1947. A Middle East expert, Roosevelt spoke and understood nearly 20 languages and served as CIA station chief in Istanbul, Madrid, and London before retiring in 1974. He worked as an executive for Chase Manhattan before joining his wife Selwa Roosevelt in her appointment as the Chief of Protocol for the State Department under President Ronald Reagan.
Teddy Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill in Oyster Bay, New York, is now a national historic site. “Even though it is refurbished and roped off, it still does not feel quite like a museum,” Mr. Roosevelt wrote for American Heritage in 1970. “I visited Sagamore only the other day, and I still felt Grandfather there guarding his heritage.”

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