This Week in Roosevelt History: March 15-21

March 17, 1905: FDR and ER are married in New York City by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt at “Algonac” in Newburgh, NY.
May 7, 1905
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx 63-536.

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt pictured shortly after their marriage in March 1905.
March 1905
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx 62-41.

Did you know…..

  • The date of Franklin and Eleanor’s wedding had been determined by the fact that “Uncle Ted” planned to be in New York City that day to review the St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  • On March 17, 1941, FDR dedicated the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.