FDR's Last Official Act, April 12, 1945 Each year around the anniversary of FDR's death on April 12, 1945, we are often asked if we know the last official action taken by Roosevelt as president. Thanks to presidential secretary William D. Hassett, who often traveled with FDR and was in Warm Springs on that fateful … Continue reading Found in the Archives
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Franklin D. Roosevelt Commemorative Stamp Cover (MO 1950.101.7) In the early afternoon of April 12, 1945, just 83 days into his fourth term of office, President Roosevelt died suddenly from a massive cerebral hemorrhage in his cottage at the presidential retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia. The President’s casket was placed on a funeral train that carried … Continue reading From the Museum
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