Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Roosevelt, Franklin D.
|FDR died of a cerebral haemorrhage in 1945 at his retreat in Warm Springs, GA. What was he doing at the time?||Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Having his picture/portrait taken. Besides the artist, he had several other guests that day...including Lucy Mercer Rutherford.
|When FDR addressed Congress for the last time, what did he do that he had never done before when addressing them?||Franklin Delano Roosevelt
remained seated. He had always stood up, supported by braces but toward the end of his life he was fatigued and debilitated.
|FDR enjoyed the company of women, but one relationship nearly cost him his marriage and his political career. Who was this woman?||Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Lucy Mercer. Marguerite LeHand was FDR's secretary, Frances Perkins was his Secretary of Labor (first woman cabinet member) and Frances Gumm was Judy Garland.
stamp collecting. When he died, he had over 1,000,000 stamps in his collection.
|All Presidents have at least one truly trusted advisor. In FDR's case, it was a small, gnome-like man who dropped cigarette ashes everywhere he went. What was his name?||Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Louis Howe. John Nance Garner was FDR's first Vice-President, Thomas Dewey ran against him in 1944 and Steve Early was FDR's Press Secretary.
|FDR was in the habit of visiting a rural retreat in Maryland, which is now called Camp David. What was it called when FDR used it?||Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Shangri-La. Eisenhower changed the name to honor his grandson, David.
James Cox. Al Smith, 'The Happy Warrior', was a former Presidential candidate and Governor of New York. Joseph Brennan was a governor of Maine, and Edwin Stanton was Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War.
Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His distant cousin (and uncle by marriage) Theodore Roosevelt also held this post.
Warm Springs, Georgia. FDR died of a cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945, in the company of his former mistress, Lucy Rutherfurd, his cousins, Daisy Suckley and Laura Delano, and an artist who had been painting his portrait. Madame Shoumatoff. I am told that every American born before 1940 can remember exactly where they were when they heard the news.
Thomas Dewey. Thomas Dewey had built a reputation in the 30s as Manhattan DA for cracking down on organized crime. He ran again, against Harry S. Truman in 1948, and was prematurely declared winner, resulting in the famous newspaper headline, "Dewey Defeats Truman." He didn't.
Two . FDR was elected Governor of New York for two two-year terms; in 1928, and 1930. He gave up his seat to run for President in 1932.
Six. Anna (b.1906), James (b.1907), Franklin (b.1909; died at seven months of age), Elliott (b.1910), Franklin (b.1914), and John (b.1916).
t. He was the running mate of James Cox, Democratic Candidate for President, in 1920. That election was won by Warren G. Harding.
Theodore Roosevelt . TR was Eleanor's uncle; the brother of her late father, Elliott. He had a hard time getting to the ceremony, with the St. Patrick's Day parade going on and the normal hoopla the arrival of the President causes. Eleanor was FDR's fifth cousin. TR was quoted as saying, "There's nothing like keeping the name in the family."
March 17, 1905. The date was the birthday of Eleanor's late mother, Anna. Anna was also Eleanor's first name.
Springwood. Springwood is in Hyde Park, New York, and is lovely. Delano was FDR's mother's maiden name, and his own middle name.
Harvard. FDR maintained a "Gentleman's C" average throughout college and law school.