His business in insurance became so successful that he dropped out of law school and began working full-time for his father's administration in 1937, first as Presidential Secretary.
He became a commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the Marine Corps, serving first as an attache to British forces before requesting an active duty post.
FDR welcomed his first son into the world a year after Anna.
Thus Anna was preset at the Yalta Conference and for many of the major political functions during WWII.
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He eventually published several memoirs, married four times, and fathered seven children.
He died at age 83 in 1991 of Parkinson's, the last of FDR's children.