FDR Elected For A Fourth Term

1944

In the midst of the Second World War, Franklin Delano Roosevelt runs for an unprecedented fourth term. His Republican opponent, New York governor Thomas Dewey, chooses not to criticize the President’s handling of the war, but instead questions his ability to lead the nation given his age and health, calling Roosevelt “a tired old man.” The strategy fails and Roosevelt is returned to office one last time, but he dies only four months into this fourth term, in April 1945.