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Anna Roosevelt Dall Boettiger Halsted (May 3, 1906 – December 1, 1975) was an American writer who worked as a newspaper editor, and in public relations. She was the daughter of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt, and assisted him in social and administrative duties at the White House. She wrote two children's books published in the 1930s.
With her second husband John Boettiger, she worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, serving as editor of the women's pages for several years. She later worked in public relations for universities. Beginning in 1963, she was appointed to presidential commissions by John F. Kennedy, serving on the Citizen's Advisory Council on the Status of Women for several years, and as vice-chairman of the President's Commission for the Observance of Human Rights.