NEW YORK: Millionaire

Reporters on a daily drudge through the Surrogate's Court in Poughkeepsie leaped hungrily last week upon a rare scrap of news. A millionaire's name over a drab set of tax-appraisal figures made their story. The name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

The common man's President had died uncommonly wealthy. His executors assessed his gross estate, before expenses and taxes, at $1,940,999. Nearly half that amount he had inherited in stocks and bonds from his mother; another half-million was soundly liquid in bank accounts, additional securities and U.S. Treasury bonds. Hyde Park property (including $110,520 worth donated to the nation) and the famous...

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