Paulina Strum (born Longworth) was born on month day 1925, at birth place, Illinois, to William Edgar Borah and Alice Lee Longworth (born Roosevelt). July 1946). in 1940, she said yes, "the grass roots of 10,000 country clubs. He left his infant daughter in the care of his sister Anna, known as "Bamie" or "Bye". Contributions to the Roosevelts of Oyster Bay history. While Nicholas Longworth was legally Sturm's grandfather, Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth's diaries reveal that Senator William Borah was Sturm's biological grandfather. He provided the Germanic heraldic-based eagle logo for the company as well as $50,000 to start the company based on Bill Ruger's vision and gunmanship. In fact, Alice proposed the name Deborah for her daughter but her husband would not agree because of De-Borah, so Alice reluctantly chose Paulina for her daughter's name. During much of Alice's childhood, Bamie was a remote figure who eventually married and moved to London for a time. Beginning in the late 1950s and continuing into the 1970s, the struggle of African-Americans for social and legal equality could not have escaped the notice of a woman always known for approaching everyone she first met with respect, without regard for station in life. Sturm is the daughter of Alexander McCormick Sturm and his wife Paulina Longworth. Historians agree that Paulina was ignored, stifled, and belittled by her overbearing mother, who desired for Paulina to become an extroverted society woman like herself. "America's Royalty: All the Presidents' Children". Early life; Marriage to Alex Sturm; Death; References; Paulina was born on Valentine's Day, exactly 41 years after Alice's mother Alice ..., She later said of Theodore, "He wants to be the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral, and the baby at every christening. And according to one family friend, "everybody called her [Paulina] 'Aurora Borah Alice. This page was last modified 17:48, 24 April 2008 by Wikipedia user, All text is available under the terms of the. Nixon, however, called her "the most interesting [conversationalist of the age]" and said, "No one, no matter how famous, could ever outshine her. Sturm is the daughter of Alexander McCormick Sturm and his wife, Paulina Longworth. She supported her half-brother Ted when he ran for governor of New York in 1924. "[18], Alice was the center of attention in the social context of her father's presidency, and she thrived on the attention, even as she chafed at some of the restrictions such attention placed on her. They had a daughter, Joanna Mercedes Alessandra Sturm in July 1946. "[31], Although Alice did not support John F. Kennedy in the 1960 election, she became very enamored of the Kennedy family and "learned how amusing and attractive Democrats could be. In 1952, she joined Dorothy Day's Chrystie Street hospitality house on New York's Lower East Side. A scion of a socially prominent Ohio family, Longworth was 14 years her senior and had a reputation as a Washington D.C. playboy. We have created a browser extension. '"[23], On May 11, 1908, Alice similarly amused herself in the Capitol's gallery at the House of Representatives by placing a tack on the chair of an unknown but "middle-aged" and "dignified" gentleman. She was also given a, 1902 studio portrait of Alice Roosevelt by, 1906 postcard associated with her wedding, Alice Roosevelt Longworth and her husband, House Speaker and Ohio Congressman, Alice Roosevelt Longworth on her 43rd birthday in 1927 with her daughter Paulina, age 2, Alice Roosevelt Longworth with Joanna Sturm, her granddaughter, at, Alice Roosevelt Longworth christening the submarine named after her father, the. In recent years, Sturm provided access to the diaries of her grandmother to biographer Dr. Stacy A. Cordery, for her biography, Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House Princess to Washington Power Broker, which was published in 2007. However, continuing tension with her stepmother and prolonged separation and limited attention from her father created a young woman who was as independent and outgoing as she was self-confident and calculating. Eleven hours earlier that day, Theodore's mother, Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch, had also died, of typhoid fever. Therefore, his daughter Alice was called "Baby Lee" instead of her name. "[30], After Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968, Alice again supported her friend Richard Nixon, just as she had done in his 1960 campaign against John F. Kennedy. After his death in the latter year Alice Longworth maintained her Washington home and her position near the centre of national politics and capital social life. "Paulina had personally helped launch Sturm, Ruger & Co., stuffing envelopes with Alex on Sunday afternoons, and giving moral support to the two partners. Her White House wedding in 1906 was considered a huge event at the time. [24], When it came time for the Roosevelt family to move out of the White House, Alice buried a Voodoo doll of the new First Lady, Nellie Taft, in the front yard. Not very long before Paulina's death, she and Alice had discussed the care of Joanna in case of such an event. "[34], She remained cordial with Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, but a perceived lack of social grace on the part of Jimmy Carter caused her to decline to ever meet him, the last sitting president in her lifetime. Losing her husband and protector plunged Paulina deeper into depression and dependency on alcohol and sleeping pills, and she also turned to religion, converting to Catholicism. She also volunteered at several Washington, D.C. hospitals. "Paulina's..... appearance resulted not so much from physical factors – other friends recalled her unusually beautiful green eyes: widely-spaced, slanted, and set in black lashes – as from emotional ones: a crippling lack of self confidence”. When Alice privately made fun of his scaling the newly named Mount Kennedy in Canada, he was not amused. "[37] She informed President Lyndon B. Johnson that she wore wide-brimmed hats so he couldn't kiss her. On January 27, 1957, Paulina died of an overdose of sleeping pills. The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. Though the autopsy noted her death as accidental, the Washington Post reported that Paulina committed suicide (at her mother's request the newspaper later printed a retraction). Paulina Longworth married Alexander McCormick Sturm, with whom she had a daughter, Joanna (b. July 9, 1946). In the interest of preserving Alice's recollections, Joanna, herself made two oral history recordings of her that are now in the Library of Congress. Upon encountering the tack, "like the burst of a bubble on the fountain, like the bolt from the blue, like the ball from the cannon," the unfortunate fellow leapt up in pain and surprise while she looked away. Daughter of Alice (Roosevelt) Washington, Jan 28 1957 An autopsy was being held today in the death of Paulina Longworth Sturm, 31, granddaughter of President Theodore Roosevelt and daughter of princess Alice Roosevelt Longworth. Paulina Longworth, age 2, with her mother, Alice Roosevelt Longworth, in 1927. The marriage was shaky, with both partners having affairs, and Paulina's birth (her name was pronounced "Pole-eena") was the result of Alice's affair with Senator William Edgar Borah of Idaho, who was chairman of the (Foreign Relations Committee). Of her quotable comments, Alice's most famous found its way to a pillow on her settee: "If you can't say something good about someone, sit right here by me. "[5], Bamie had a significant influence on young Alice, who would later speak of her admiringly: "If auntie Bye had been a man, she would have been president. But later, as Alice became more independent and came into conflict with her father and stepmother, Aunt "Bye" provided needed structure and stability. Mrs Sturm died Sunday at Georgetown University Hospital an hour after she was found... paulina longworth daughter of alice roosevelt. In Paulina's will, her mother Alice Roosevelt Longworth was left custody of Joanna, whom she raised. TIME Magazine praised its "insouciant vitality. She was the eldest child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and the only child of Roosevelt and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. William Borah . Alexander died in 1951. If I were not a Republican, I would still vote for Mr. Hoover this time. She voted Democratic in 1964 and was known to be supporting Bobby Kennedy in the 1968 Democratic primary. Alexander died in 1951. [17]) In her autobiography, Crowded Hours, Alice made note of the event, pointing out that there was little difference between the linen skirt and blouse she had been wearing and a lady's swimsuit of the period. Paulina endured melancholy throughout her life. Family background. They remained married until his death in January 1919. L.,' says a friend, 'has been a wonderful father and mother to Joanna: mostly father.' [21] They bought a house at 2009 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., in Washington, D.C., now the headquarters of the Washington Legal Foundation. Despite family tensions, Paulina was often invited to the White House by Eleanor Roosevelt to play with her cousins. [25] Later, the Taft White House banned her from her former residence—the first but not the last administration to do so.