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.

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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.
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2 Responses to This Week in Roosevelt History: June 22-30

  1. Helen Pelletier says:

    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.

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  2. fdrlibrary says:

    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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