|Preceded by Kitty Dukakis|
Parents Quentin Roosevelt II
Name Susan Weld
|Full Name Susan Roosevelt|
Succeeded by Jan Cellucci
|Relations Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (grandfather)
Theodore Roosevelt (great-grandfather)
Kermit Roosevelt (granduncle)
Quentin Roosevelt (granduncle)
Archibald Roosevelt (granduncle)
Ethel Roosevelt Derby (grandaunt)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth (grandaunt)
Mark Roosevelt (second cousin)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (fifth cousin, three times removed)
Eleanor Roosevelt (first cousin, twice removed)|
Alma mater Radcliffe College Harvard Law School (JD) Harvard University (PhD)
Spouse William Weld (m. 1975–2002)
Education Harvard University (1941), Harvard Law School, Radcliffe College
Grandparents Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., Eleanor Butler Alexander-Roosevelt
Great-grandparents Theodore Roosevelt, Edith Roosevelt
Similar People Theodore Roosevelt - Jr, William Weld, Quentin Roosevelt II, Anna Curtenius Roosevelt, Steven Pierce
Susan Roosevelt Weld is a former professor at Harvard specializing in ancient Chinese civilization and law. She also was General Counsel to the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. She was the First Lady of Massachusetts from 1991 until 1997.
Weld is currently an Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Law Asia Leadership program at Georgetown University Law School. She serves on the Advisory Council of the US-China Education Trust.
Personal life and ancestry
She is the daughter of Quentin Roosevelt II, and Frances Blanche Webb, and granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., great-granddaughter of Theodore Roosevelt. She is the grand-niece of Kermit Roosevelt, Quentin Roosevelt, Archibald Roosevelt, Ethel Roosevelt Derby and Alice Roosevelt Longworth.
She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1970, from Harvard Law School in 1974, and from Harvard University with a PhD, in 1990, in East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
She was married to former Massachusetts governor William Weld from July 7, 1975 until she divorced him in 2002. She is the mother of five children by Weld: David Minot (b. 26 August 1976), Ethel Derby (b. 26 October 1977), Mary Blake (b. 21 January 1979), Quentin Roosevelt (b. 9 July 1981) and Frances Wylie (b. 18 September 1983).
She is a second cousin of her former husband's opponent in the 1994 Massachusetts gubernatorial race, Mark Roosevelt, grandson of her grandfather's brother Kermit Roosevelt.