Date: Sun, 6 Oct 1996 09:15:54 -0400

From: "Barry A. Popik" Bapopik[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Roosevelt is a ROSE-a-velt is a RUSE-a-velt

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton dedicated a statue of Eleanor

Roosevelt yesterday at Riverside Park. Franklin D. Roosevelt III attended.

This is from the Boston Evening Transcript, 28 September 1901, pg. 22,

col. 3, and applies to Theodore Roosevelt:

There seems to be a doubt as to the correct pronunciation of our new

President's name. What is it? STATE STREET

[Several other correspondents ask the same question. We wrote the

President, and his private secretary replied that the name is pronounced as

if spelled Rosyvelt. A resident of Washington, who is intimate with those

immediately about the President, writes that the name is pronounced as if

spelled Ro-zuh-v'lt--the accent strongly on the first syllable, with long o

as in rose; the second syllable very short, the third much contracted.]