How FDR Became the First -and Only- President to Serve Four Terms

by Lesley Kennedy On November 5, 1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt broke a long-held precedent—one that started with George Washington—when he became the first president elected to a third term. Roosevelt would go on to vie for, and win, yet a fourth term, taking office again on January 20, 1945. FDR was the first, and last, president to winContinue reading “How FDR Became the First -and Only- President to Serve Four Terms”

FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term!

On July 18, 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933 as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term. Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms. Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, in HydeContinue reading “FDR Nominated for Unprecedented Third Term!”