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This Day in Georgia History

September 19, 1928

FDR’s 14th Visit to Georgia

Franklin D. Roosevelt arrived in Warm Springs, Georgia for his fourteenth visit to his “second home.” On this trip he would finally be persuaded to run for the governorship of New York, after declining several invitations from New York Democratic officials and presidential candidate Al Smith - who hoped Roosevelt could help him carry New York. Smith did not carry New York or win the presidential election, but Roosevelt was victorious in his campaign. This marked his return to active politics (though he had been campaigning for Smith) after being stricken with polio in 1921.