April 12, 1945: FDR dies in Warm Springs, Georgia.

Telegram from Eleanor Roosevelt to son John Roosevelt informing him of Franklin D. Roosevelt's passing.

Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral service in the East Room of the White House.
April 14, 1945
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 72-18:422


Franklin D. Roosevelt’s funeral at Hyde Park, New York.
April 15, 1945
FDR Library Photo Collection. NPx. 77-144(1)

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Warm Springs: Traces of a Childhood at FDR’s Polio Haven by Susan Richards Shreve
Images of America: Warm Springs by David M. Burke, Jr. and Odie A. Burke
The Hidden Campaign, FDR’s Health and the 1944 Election by Hugh E. Evans, M.D.
A Conspiracy of Silence: The Health and Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt by Harry S. Goldsmith, M.D.
FDR’s Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance by Robert Klara
Franklin D. Roosevelt bust