32nd President of the United States
(1882-1945) Born in Hyde Park, New York, he served as a member of the New York State Senate, 1911-13; as the United States Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20; Governor of New York, 1929-32; and President of the U.S., 1933-45. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941, he declared war on Japan the next day, and a few days later, on Germany and Italy. Roosevelt died during the war on April 12, 1945, at Warm Springs, Ga., after his physical health seriously and steadily had declined during World War II. Roosevelt's Springwood estate, in Hyde Park, New York, was his birthplace, lifelong home, and burial place. His wife, First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, is buried alongside him. The Springwood estate was established as a National Historic Site in 1945, and is the home of his Presidential library.
Celluloid lapel button, 3/4 inches in diameter, complete with its fastening pin on the verso. The obverse features the slogan, "I Want Roosevelt Again" with red, white and blue background. Circa 1930's. Excellent F.D.R. re-election campaign button.