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Tobie Roosevelt

January 1, 2019

2004 – New York City, New York

A respected community leader and philanthropist, Tobie is the wife of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. who passed away in 1988. Growing up in Bedford, New York as the daughter of Dr. Thomas William Stevenson, a renowned surgeon at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, and Edith Stevenson, a devoted community leader, gave Tobie deep roots and a strong sense of social responsibility. She now lives in New York City and is an active volunteer at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater New York Council of the Boy Scouts, is the Chairman of the Gibraltar American Council and has founded a chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in San Francisco. As Co-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, Tobie has many responsibilities including attending ceremonies with heads of state in Europe and the United States. In 2002, she chaired the first FDR Library Gala in Hyde Park honoring HRH The Prince Andrew, The Duke of York, which was attended by hundreds of dignitaries. Tobie is a graduate of the Parson School of Design where she majored in fashion. Early on, she became Assistant to the Vice President of Design for Steuben Glass and Corning Glassworks. She is a member of The Pilgrims of the United States of America and The Pilgrims of Great Britain headed by the Queen of England.