Main Content

Presidential Vacations & Retreats: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Fishing

Presidential Vacations & Retreats: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Fishing

Credit
National Archives and Records Administration

Presidential Vacations & Retreats: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Fishing

When Roosevelt ran against Hoover in 1932, humorist Will Rogers concluded that the campaign "will be settled on fish." Forget the Great Depression. The issue was, Rogers said, "Do you want a deep-sea fisherman (Roosevelt) in the White House--flounders and cod-- or a big trout and perch man? Like Hoover." President Roosevelt fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. May, 1937.

You Might Also Like