Death Of FDR

Vacationing in Warm Springs, Georgia, oThursday afternoon, April 12, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He then slumped forward in his chair, unconscious, and was carried into his bedroom. The president’s attending cardiologist, Dr. Howard Bruenn, diagnosed a massive cerebral hemorrhage (stroke).  At 3:35 p.m. that day, Roosevelt died; he was succeeded by Vice President Harry S. Truman.  Above: FDR’s horse-drawn funeral procession.

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