Jan., 1942 — FDR at 60

Cal Alley, K.C. Journal

Born in 1882 and first elected President in 1932, FDR was entering his third term and 10th year on the job when he celebrated his 60th birthday January 30, 1942.  Though physically disabled by polio since 1921, he portrayed an image of having unlimited energy and enthusiasm for his work as president.  He was almost always photographed and filmed sitting down and the general public did not know he was unable to stand or walk without assistance.

 

 

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One Response to Jan., 1942 — FDR at 60

  1. FDR’s history of physical problems due polio are well documented, however instead of polio, his problems are now thought to be the result of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. (GBS)

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