President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, at his retreat in Warm Springs, Georgia. The Roosevelt Memorial Series of four stamps followed over the next several months. Roosevelt had been inaugurated earlier that year for an unprecedented fourth term. His terms spanned the Great Depression and World War II. His greatest accomplishments were the establishment of social programs to combat the depression and the management of the war effort which culminated in victory later in the year.
Gordon T. Trotter