Religion: Senior Warden of St. James1

One day in 1882, Mrs. Sara Delano Roosevelt wrote in her diary: "At 11 we took darling Baby to the chapel in his prettiest clothes and best behavior. Dr. Cady christened him 'Franklin Delano.' . . . Baby was quite good and lovely so we were proud of him." The chapel was ivy-covered St. James' Episcopal Church (capacity: 200) in Hyde Park, N.Y.

As the baby grew up, the church became an integral part of his home-town life. Man & boy, he attended services more regularly than most. His devotion was rewarded when he was elected to the vestry. Later (1928) he...

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