Tag Archives: President Franklin D Roosevelt

Saying Goodbye to FDR

Death is always private, but the death of a world figure becomes a public event. President Roosevelt’s Health When Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in April, 1945, the world was stunned. He had been US president for twelve years, just recently … Continue reading

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An FDR White House Christmas

For twelve years, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt occupied in the White House and spent more Christmas holidays there than any other first family. Strictly Roosevelt Traditions Some holiday traditions are more or less universal. Then, of course, there are those … Continue reading

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Ike ’52: The Best known Candidate of All

Dwight David Eisenhower was past 60 when he ran for President in 1952. Ike: Boy to Man There is virtually nothing in the early years of Dwight David Eisenhower (1890-1969) that would point to the glories of his maturity. He … Continue reading

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Bess Truman’s First Press Conference

Few First Ladies were more reluctant to be in the public eye than Bess Truman. Mrs. Truman becomes FLOTUS Late in the afternoon of April 12, 1945, Bess Truman (1885-1982) received a phone call from her husband. There was a … Continue reading

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Mrs. Truman and the Housekeeper

Bess Wallace Truman would not tolerate any disregard to her authority. Bess Wallace: Homebody Bess Wallace (1885-1982) was the granddaughter of a well-to-do flour mill owner from Independence, MO. Her mother, Madge Gates, was a spoiled and self-centered woman, who … Continue reading

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VP John Nance Garner: “Cactus Jack”

The longest lived Vice President was FDR’s first VEEP, John Nance Garner. He lived to be just shy of his 99th birthday. JNG: Rural Texan John Nance Garner (1867-1965) lived between Johnsons: born during VP-turned-POTUS Andrew Johnson’s administration, and died … Continue reading

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FDR Glimpses the Future: 1920

In 1920, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was thirty-eight years old, and the Democratic party’s candidate for Vice President. FDR: A Moderate Career Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was not a spectacular rise to success by any means. He had a rather spoiled … Continue reading

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