Death of Roosevelt; Truman becomes President (29 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)


On 12 April, 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt died while sitting for a portrait and vice-president Harry Truman was sworn into the office of the presidency.

Richert, Lucas Paul. "Death of Roosevelt; Truman becomes President". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]