14 Facts About Samuel Rosenman


Samuel Irving Rosenman was an American lawyer, judge, Democratic Party activist and presidential speechwriter.

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Samuel Rosenman coined the term "New Deal", and helped articulate liberal policies during the heyday of the New Deal coalition.

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Samuel Rosenman was the first person to hold the position of White House Counsel.

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Samuel Rosenman served in the US Army during World War I and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1919.

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Samuel Rosenman was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Delta Sigma Rho.

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Samuel Rosenman was a senior advisor to presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman.

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Samuel Rosenman was the first official White House Counsel, then called Special Counsel, between 1943 and 1946.

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Samuel Rosenman was a speechwriter under both presidents, helping Roosevelt with his speeches from his days as governor.

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Samuel Rosenman was responsible for the term "New Deal", a phrase in the conclusion of FDR's acceptance speech at the 1932 Democratic National Convention.

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Samuel Rosenman officially joined the White House after ill health forced him to have to choose between his judicial work and his presidential work.

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Samuel Rosenman submitted his resignation as Special Counsel upon Roosevelt's death but Truman asked him to stay on, initially through V-E Day, then through V-J Day, and finally into 1946.

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Samuel Rosenman wrote the 1946 State of the Union Address for Truman on his own in 1946.

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From 1964 to 1966, Samuel Rosenman served as president of the New York City Bar Association.

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Samuel Rosenman briefly served as chairman of 20th century Fox in 1962.

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