THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Jul. 11, 1932

When the Chicago thing was settled, President Hoover was not surprised. For months he had had a hunch that the Democrats would pick Governor Roosevelt to run against him. Mr. Roosevelt was his favorite candidate, the one he was told he could most easily beat. All aglow from medicine ball the President sat on the South Lawn of the White House with his fruit & coffee and listened to the second ballot at Chicago. That evening in the Lincoln Study he heard the fourth, final ballot. He had last seen "Frank" Roosevelt...

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