This Week in Roosevelt History: June 22-30

June 22, 1944: FDR signs the G.I. Bill of Rights which offers educational assistance to veterans.

Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill.
June 22, 1944
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 64-269.


Did you know:

  • On June 26, 1935 FDR issued the executive order establishing the National Youth Administration.
  • On June 30, 1938 FDR laid the cornerstone of the federal building at the New York World’s Fair in New York City.
  • On June 30, 1941 FDR dedicated the FDR Library in Hyde Park, NY.

2 thoughts on “This Week in Roosevelt History: June 22-30

  1. Can you tell me if that is Senator Margaret Chase Smith in the photo of President Roosevelt signing the GI Bill of Rights? Many thanks.

    1. We believe the woman shown in this picture is Edith Nourse Rogers, Congresswoman from Massachusetts. Referred to as the “Mother of the G.I. Bill,” Rogers co-authored this legislation and sponsored it in the House. Others in the photo are (left to right): Bennett “Champ” Clark, J. Hardin Peterson, John Rankin, Paul Cunningham, J.M. Sullivan, Walter George, John Stelle, Robert Wagner, and Alben Barkley.

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