Category Archives: Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Franklin D. Roosevelt Spanish Flu Casualty

One of the serious casualties of the great Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-9, was the marriage of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Franklin Roosevelt In Europe In mid-1918, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, was sent to Europe to … Continue reading

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FDR and Crown Princess Martha of Norway

A month before the famous visit between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and King George VI of Great Britain, the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway visited the US. The Young Norwegians In 1939, Norwegian Crown Prince Olav V and his charming … Continue reading

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Eleanor Roosevelt: The Bonus Army

In 1933, when Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt became the First Family, the Great Depression was strangling the country. The USA: 1933 After the stock market crash in October, 1929, it took some time for the economy to be seriously felt … Continue reading

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The Assassin and FDR-the-POTUS-Elect

Less than a month before FDR’s first inauguration in 1933, he was the target of an assassination attempt. FDR: President Elect Franklin Delano Roosevelt was an unlikely candidate for President in 1932. The 50-year-old New York patrician had a pleasant, … Continue reading

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Franklin and Eleanor: The Chasm

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a 5th cousin to Eleanor Roosevelt. The Commonalities of Childhood Descended from Dutch ancestors slightly post-Mayflower, both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelts were New York Knickerbockers, an aristocratic old-line status. Both Franklin (1882-1945) and Eleanor (1883-1961) came … Continue reading

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The Six FLOTUS Widows of 1947

In January, 1947,  five (and maybe a “half”) widowed First Ladies were still living.  Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864-1947) Frances Cleveland was a First Lady of many distinctions.  She was First Lady two separate times, during the non-consecutive terms of Grover … Continue reading

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Bad Deal

One of life’s important lessons is playing “the hand you are dealt” the best way you can. FDR: Several Aces By the time Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was in his thirties, the hand he was dealt – a patrician-born New … Continue reading

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