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Securities Exchange Comission[edit]

The SEC came from Theodore's time in office. Can any one confirm this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by NatalieAvigailL (talkcontribs) 20:39, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

The SEC was established under FDR. It might have been inspired by policies or concepts from TR's presidency, but you don't make it clear that that's the issue here. Dhtwiki (talk) 23:18, 4 August 2019 (UTC)

Question about the dog in rare photograph of Roosevelt in a wheelchair[edit]

The article contains a photograph of Roosevelt in a wheelchair, where he is coddling his dog Fala. A little girl is also shown in this photo. I'm not so sure that this dog is actually Fala. I've seen pictures and videos of Fala on the Internet, and the dog in the photograph appears to be at least three times the size of the Scottie that FDR took with him into history. The dog in this photo might be A dog, but not Fala.Anthony22 (talk) 21:24, 7 August 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 November 2019[edit]

Like most of his Groton classmates, Roosevelt went to Harvard College.[20] Roosevelt was an average student academically,[21] and he later declared, "I took economics courses in college for four years, and everything I was taught was wrong."[22] He was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity[23] and the Fly Club.[24] Roosevelt was relatively undistinguished as a student or athlete, but he became editor-in-chief of The Harvard Crimson daily newspaper, a position that required great ambition, energy, and the ability to manage others.[25]

Please add the below text to the education and early career section: "Franklin Roosevelt, along with being a member of Alpha Delta Phi, involved with the Fly Club, and being editor-in-chief of The Harvard Crimson, was also a cheerleader from 1901-1903 at Harvard University. Not only was he the first cheerleader to become president but he was one of the first cheerleaders in history. With cheer getting its start in 1898, Roosevelt joined the team, which was considered “an HONOR” to be on (CBS, 2014). He is joined by three other presidents, Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, who were all cheerleaders before rising to the role of President of the United States. At a time when cheerleading was an all-male sport, it was regarded as “ranking hardly second to that of having been a quarterback.” (Wade, 2013) It signaled good leadership and granted him public appeal. This ultimately carried over to help launch Roosevelt’s political career."

Roosevelt's father died in 1900, causing great distress for him.[26] The following year, Roosevelt's fifth cousin Theodore Roosevelt became President of the United States. Theodore's vigorous leadership style and reforming zeal made him Franklin's role model and hero.[27] Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1903 with an A.B. in history. He entered Columbia Law School in 1904, but dropped out in 1907 after passing the New York bar exam.[28][b] In 1908, he took a job with the prestigious Wall Street firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn, working in the firm's admiralty law division.[30]

Below are my sources for the added paragraph: CBS News. 2014. ​“Almanac: The 1st cheerleader.” CBS News, November 2. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/almanac-the-1st-cheerleader/. Cellania, M. 2011. “Cheerleading and Some Famous Cheerleaders.” Neatorama, [blog], July 1. https://www.neatorama.com/2011/07/01/cheerleading-and-some-famous-cheerleaders/. Normand, A. 2016. “10 Political Figures Who Started as Cheerleaders.” Varsity, February 10. https://www.varsity.com/news/10-political-figures-who-started-as-cheerleaders/. Pieroni, L. 2017. “4 U.S. Presidents You Didn't Know Were Cheerleaders.” Flocheer, July 6. https://www.flocheer.com/articles/5067734-4-us-presidents-you-didnt-know-were-cheerleaders. Wade, L. 2013. “The Manly Origins of Cheerleading.” Pacific Standard, June 14. https://psmag.com/social-justice/the-manly-origins-of-cheerleading-56691. Cottonaw (talk) 18:30, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

 Partly done: We don't have a "Mostly not done indicator" so "Partly" will have to do. The insertion of six sentences and part of a seventh about only one of Roosevelt's student activities is greatly undue emphasis on this activity. This is not an article about cheering, after all. We do, in fact, have an article about cheerleading and it has a history section that may make better use of these contributions. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 19:42, 1 December 2019 (UTC)

National Defense Advisory Commission[edit]

Discussion at Talk:NDAC#National Defense Advisory Commission[edit]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:NDAC#National Defense Advisory Commission. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 09:40, 8 December 2019 (UTC)

InfoBox entry Columbia Law School JD[edit]

I don't think the infobox should say he had a JD from Columbia.

From the article:

He entered Columbia Law School in 1904, but dropped out in 1907 after passing the New York bar exam.[29][b] In 1908, he took a job with the prestigious Wall Street firm of Carter Ledyard & Milburn, working in the firm's admiralty law division.[31]

In 2008, Columbia awarded Roosevelt a posthumous Juris Doctor degree.[30]

It appears he attended Columbia Law School but did not graduate. Passed the Bar and began working in a law office. It is not clear if he was an attorney at this point or 'reading law'. So I think the honorary JD should not be in the infobox. Geo8rge (talk) 23:20, 1 January 2020 (UTC)