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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 12th Visit to Georgia

Twelfth Visit

June 20, 1928

Roosevelt worked hard for Al Smith’s campaign during the summer, stopping briefly in Warm Springs for this one day visit. As hard as he was working, the Smith campaign needed more. They wanted Roosevelt to run for the governorship of New York, believing this would help Smith carry the critical state in the presidential election. Roosevelt, however, declined (for the moment) to run, because his doctors were greatly encouraged by the improvement in his legs and believed exercising at Warm Springs more important than campaigning in a much colder climate.