Age 31, a New York state senator.
Eight years before the polio, twenty years before the White House.
“If anything happened to that man, I couldn’t stand it. He is the truest friend; he has the farthest vision; he is the greatest man I have ever known.”
-Winston Churchill, to Kenneth Pendar in 1943, as quoted in ‘No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II’ (1995) by Doris Kearns Goodwin, p. 408