Samuel DeWitt

Portrait of Samuel DeWitt

President of the United States
March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1941

Predecessor Herbert Hoover
Successor Franklin Roosevelt
Born May 11, 1891
New York, US
Died January 22, 1963
Yonkers, New York, US
Spouse Augusta DeWitt
Political Party Liberal
Samuel "Sam" DeWitt (May 11, 1891 - January 22, 1963) was a politician and president of the United States. DeWitt was a believer in progressivism and liberal policies, which led him to become a New York Senator and leader in the Liberal Party. When the Great Depression began and President Herbert Hoover was unable to handle the crisis, DeWitt won the presidency in a landslide. DeWitt and his Secretary of the Interior, Franklin Roosevelt, enacted dozens of programs designed to provide relief for the unemployed and poor. His friendly personality and weekly "Talks with Uncle Sam" on the radio, as well as his various attempts to improve the economy, made him incredibly popular and led to his reelection. However, his legacy is marred by his appeasement of the Confederacy, whom he allowed to retake Oklahoma and remilitarize. This led to his replacement by Roosevelt in the 1940 election due to Roosevelt's firm stance against Confederate aggression.