Robert F. Cross is a trustee of the USS Slater, the last destroyer escort still afloat in the United States, and fully restored to its original World War II configuration. He also serves as commissioner of the Port of Albany in New York, and is water commissioner for the City of Albany. A former award-winning newspaper correspondent, he is the author of Sailor in the White House: The Seafaring Life of FDR,and lives in Albany, NY and Nantucket, MA.