ID’d Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. Hunting Jacket

$550.00

ID’d Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. Hunting Jacket

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ID’d Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. Hunting Jacket

 

The scarlet hunting jacket with royal blue collar and gray piping is named on the inside jacket pocket tag to Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr..  Roosevelt Jr. was the son President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was a Representative from New York himself.
Prior to politics, Roosevelt Jr. served in the Naval Reserves and on March 13, 1941, was called up to active duty as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
He served in North Africa, Europe and the Pacific.  He was discharged from active duty in January of 1946 and was awarded the PH Medal and the SS Medal.
In 1947 and 1948 he was the vice president of President Truman’s Committee on Civil Rights and in 1952 and 1956 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions.
He was elected as a Liberal Party candidate to the 81st Congress and reelected as a Democrat to the 82nd and 83rd Congress.
He would later serve as the chairman of Appalachian Regional Commission (appointed by President Kennedy), Undersecretary of Commerce (appointed by President Kennedy), and the first Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (appointed by President Johnson).
The jacket was acquired in the northern Virginia area at an auction that was focused on equestrian items.  The jacket is made by Hunstman of London and has some very light wear and blemishing throughout.  There is a small are of discoloration on the jacket near the top button latch (see pictures).  The buttons are marked “R.H.” for Rombout Hunt.  The buttons have some light wear, scuffing and blemishing.  The lining inside the jacket has some light discoloration.
Measurements:
  • Shoulder to shoulder – approx. 20″
  • Bottom of Collar to Bottom of Jacket – approx. 35 1/2″
  • Armpit to Armpit – approx. 23 1/2″
  • Armpit to end of Cuff – approx. 19 3/4″
Reference the photos for greater detail, quality and condition.

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Weight 8 lbs