U.S. At War: Dear Guy

Franklin Roosevelt came his closest yet to announcing for Term IV. He sent a friendly letter to Iowa's Senator Guy Mark Gillette congratulating him on his decision to run for reelection. The letter was not made public, but friends of the Senator said it began: "Dear Guy."

That Franklin Roosevelt should choose to make overtures to Guy Gillette was significant. In 1938 the Administration sought, unsuccessfully, to purge him.* Since then he has been a pretty consistent Administration foe: he voted against Lend-Lease, draft extension and neutrality act revision; as late as last...

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