Saturday, April 12, 2008


This Day in the History of Presidents Dying in Office

On this day in 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in the company of his former mistress, Lucy Mercer, in Warm Springs, GA, of a brain hemorrhage; and Vice President Harry S Truman became the wartime leader of the United States of America. The portrait here was being painted when he said he had a bad headache and retired to his deathbed. At least he was merely in the company of the mistress rather than going out the way Vice President Nelson Rockefeller did.


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