Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Born: February 12, 1884

Died: February 20, 1980

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author

Biography: Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth 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.

Source/Notes: On Calvin Coolidge, as quoted in The Washington Post (21 October 1924)
Source/Notes: As quoted in Alice, The Life and Times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth (1979) by Howard Teichmann, p. 237

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Alice Roosevelt Longworth

“The little man on the wedding cake.”

- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Source/Notes: Describing Thomas E. Dewey, Harry S. Truman's Republican opponent, as quoted in The Washington Post (22 May 1951); also attributed to Walter Winchell.
Source/Notes: As quoted in TIME (9 December 1966) - photograph of her with a pillow bearing the motto.
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Best (1974), edited by Peter Passell and Leonard Ross
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Doyenne of the Drawing Room in The New York Times (23 August 1981)

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