Death of FDR

FDR's Funeral
Funeral Procession for FDR

On his return to Washington Roosevelt spoke to a joint session of Congress to report on the Yalta summit.  Roosevelt's doctors were worried about his health and recommended he cut back his schedule considerably, something he found hard to do.  Finally on March 30th Roosevelt arrived in Warm Springs for a much needed rest.  In the afternoon of April 12th Roosevelt complained of a terrific headache, slumped over and died soon after.  The longest Presidency in American History was over.