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Sir George Cathcart No. 617

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)


Thirty-second President of U.S.A.





Term of Office :- Mar. 4th. 1933 - Apr. 12th. 1945

First Lady :- Eleanor Roosevelt

Vice Presidents :- John Garner, Henry A. Wallace, Harry S. Truman.


Franklin Roosevelt was an unusually powerful and active president whose influence was felt the world over by the end of his time in office.

He came from a patrician background and could be domineering, but he also had the common touch. His legacy of social activism and American leadership in world affairs left a deep imprint on American history.


Bro. Franklin was a member of Holland Lodge No. 8. New York

Initiated:- Oct. 10th. 1911.

Scottish Rite 32 Degree in Albany Consistory 1929

Shrine 1930.

Brother and President Roosevelt was made the first Honorary Grand Master of the Order of Demolay on Apr. 13th. 1934 at the White House.

An ardent mason, he once remarked that the lodge was the means of his meeting his neighbours gardener on the level, when it would have been embarrassing to both otherwise.


A paragraph from a speech of his delivered on 6th. Jan. 1941. was as follows:-

"In the future days which we seek to make secure, we would look forward to a world founded upon four essential freedoms.

The first is freedom of speech and expression, everywhere in the world.

The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way- everywhere in the world.

The third is freedom from want.

The fourth is freedom from fear."


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