A Letter From The Publisher, Apr. 23, 1945

The name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt first appeared in TIME on Page 7 of our eighth issue, datelined April 2L, 1923.

In a report prophetically headed "The People's Voice," we told how he was "rapidly improving in health" and had stopped over in Washington to leave a suggestion in the political pool: a law calling for national referenda on big issues. "How else could the will of the people be discovered?"

Since then, TIME has given far more space to recording the extraordinary career and achievements of Franklin Roosevelt than to any other man....

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