Talk:Franklin D. Roosevelt

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 Definition (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often called FDR, the President of the United States 1933 to 1945. [d] [e]

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I think it would be better if we add a general picture of him in the lead section to tell what he looks like. Anyone agree? Yi Zhe Wu 20:50, 20 May 2007 (CDT)

I agree. in general every bio should have a picture in the lede showing what the person looked like at the prime years of importance.Richard Jensen 22:07, 20 May 2007 (CDT)
Upgrade status--seems pretty comprehensive. Richard Jensen 01:34, 1 July 2007 (CDT)

Airplanes

I am not sure if this is necessary, but I simply love talking about airplanes. From something I wrote some time ago:

"On May 16, 1939, President Roosevelt stated in a presidential address broadcast live on American radio that he expected the U.S. aircraft manufacturers to produce no less than 50,000 planes a year to help facilitate an Allied victory. [See Rae, John B., Climb to Greatness: The American Aircraft Industry, 1920-1960 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1968), p. 108; 117; Simonson, G. R., “Conversion to Wartime Production” in Simonson, G. R. (ed.), The History of The American Aircraft Industry (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The M.I.T. Press, 1968), p. 119.] That’s at least 4,000 planes a month. The aircraft industry’s total output of airplanes, military and civil, was 5,856 aircraft in 1939. In fact, only 44,436 planes in total had been produced in America between the years 1922 and 1939. [Holley, jr., Irving Brinton, Buying Aircraft: Matériel Procurement For The Army Air Forces (Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army, 1964), p. 10.]"Jeffrey Scott Bernstein 11:10, 15 October 2007 (CDT)

we should work that in. Richard Jensen 13:58, 15 October 2007 (CDT)

Nothing to do with airplanes, but something else I just uncovered: “[American composer] Roger Sessions’s quite tonal Second Symphony (1944-46) was first performed in 1947 by the San Francisco Symphony . . . The heart of the symphony is its brooding, darkly colored Adagio third movement, on which the composer was working at the time of the death of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This tragic event affected him deeply, and greatly influenced the emotional content of the score.” John Canarina, “The American Symphony”, in Robert Layton, A Companion to the Symphony (London: Simon & Schuster, 1993), p. 416. Jeffrey Scott Bernstein 11:06, 22 October 2007 (CDT)

that certainly should go in the article on Roger Sessions. (but not here--Memory of FDR & his impact on millions of people is an unwritten article)Richard Jensen 05:56, 23 October 2007 (CDT)

Errors Removed

I removed the line: 'Roosevelt pronounced a "plague on both your houses", but the disunity weakened the party in the elections from 1938 through 1946.' Because it is inaccurate. Roosevelt uttered the phrase, not in 1936 as is suggested here, but in 1937 as a rebuke to the Memorial Day Massacre during the Little Steel Strike. See Irving Bernstein, Turbulent Years (1969), 496. WP is still WP.... Russell D. Jones 18:33, 24 September 2013 (UTC)