The Death of FDR
On April 12, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt, 63, President of the United States serving his fourth term, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in his cottage at the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation.
Vice President Harry S. Truman took the oath of office as President at 7:09 P.M., in the Cabinet Room in the White House. Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone of the Supreme Court administered the oath.
Shown here is the White House Stenographer’s Diary on the day of FDR’s death.
-from the FDR Library
The first meeting between Harry S. Truman and President Franklin D. Roosevelt after Truman won the Democratic Vice-Presidential nomination at the Democratic National Convention. 8/18/44.
Harry S. Truman at a Surprise Poker Party
Photo: Surprise poker party at the home of A. J. & Mildred Granoff, on the occasion of A. J. Granoff’s 60th birthday. Seated at the poker table in the lower left hand corner are: Frank Rope, A. D. “Doc” Jacobson, former President Harry S. Truman, Hy Vile (standing), A. J. Granoff, and Harry Small. 2/22/56.
-from the Truman Library
Presidents in Mexico
This week, President Barack Obama is in Los Cabos for the 2012 G20 Summit. Here’s a look back at some previous Presidential visits to Mexico.
John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy in their trip to Mexico with the President, Lopez Mateos. Hotel Maria Isabel; Mexico City. 6/30/1962.
President Harry S. Truman and Mexico’s President, Miguel Aleman at a state function during Truman’s visit to Mexico. President Aleman is seated to the left of President Truman, March 1947.
President George W. Bush and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderon during a joint news conference in Merida, Mexico. 3/14/2007.
President Lyndon B. Johnson during his visit to Mexico with the six years old son of Cantinflas (Mario Moreno Reyes, Mexican actor). Home of Cantinflas; Mexico City, Mexico. 4/15/1966.
President Reagan with the heads of state from the Cancun Summit in Cancun, Mexico. 10/23/1981.
Jimmy Carter and Mexico’s President, Lopez Portillo in a meeting with U.S. and Mexican officials during a state visit to Mexico. 2/14/1979.