Death of Roosevelt; Truman becomes President

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  • Lucas Paul Richert (University of Saskatchewan)

Historical Context Note

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.

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Citation:
Richert, Lucas Paul. "Death of Roosevelt; Truman becomes President". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 October 2008
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