Emily Randolph Bingham, 80, who once made President Theodore Roosevelt laugh at a birthday party for his youngest son, Quentin, died of cardiac arrest Nov. 3 at Bethesda Naval Hospital.
Mrs. Bingham was born in Baltimore, but spent much of her early life here. Her father, Brig. Gen. Charles W. Kutz, served three terms as the engineer commissioner of the District of Columbia.
On the occasion one of Quentin Roosevelt's birthday parties at the White House. President Roosevelt offered her a bowl of oyster stew. The President was amused when she declined on the ground that "my mother doesn't let me eat soup in the afternoon."
Mrs. Bingham made her debut in Washington society from the old Washington Barracks, now Ft. McNair. After training as a secretary, she worked in the food relief efforts headed by Herbert Hoover during and after World War I.
From 1922 to 1956, she lived in Los Angeles, where her husband, the late Wilson Bingham, worked for the Federal Housing Administration and then in a private real estate firm. She retruned here in 1956 to live with her mother. In 1971, she moved to Carl Vinson Hall in McLean.
Survivors include a sister. Mrs. Lewis T. Ross, of Washington, and four nieces, Marian Ross Karrick, of Arlington, Katharine Ross Crichton, of St. Paul, Minn., Sarah Kutz Jandrucko, of Fort Worth, Tex., and Emily Kutz, of Tallahassee, Fla.