The following newspaper clipping is in one of the scrapbooks in my paternal grandmother's collection.
|Classmates Meet Again, Unknown newspaper.|
The caption reads:
Edgar C. Rust Governor Roosevelt Carl B. Marshall
Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York enjoying a bite with two classmates of Harvard '04, in the college yard at Cambridge during reunion of commencement. Rust
is a resident of Boston, while Marshall hails from Providence, R. I. (Associated Press
1929 would have been their 25th college reunion, and before Edgar Rust's first wife died.
Five years later was their 30th college reunion and my grandmother's scrapbook also has the following invitation:
The President and Mrs. Roosevelt
April the twenty-first
at four o'clock
The White House
Admit at East Gate
April 21, 1934
Thank you to my husband who found FDR: Day by Day website at the FDR Presidential Library website.
I searched for April 21 on the FDR: Day by Day page, and I found his calendar for that day, which included:
4:30pm – Received 754 in Harvard 1904 Class Reunion in Blue Parlor White House STE, USH
6:10pm Note: Stenographer's Diary indicates a Lawn Party for Law Class
STE: Stenographer's Diary; USH - White House Usher's Diary (see below for images).
|From FDR's Stenographer's Diary - April 21, 1934|
|From FDR's Usher's Diary - April 21, 1934|
Although many of Roosevelt's Harvard classmates may not have agreed with some of his policies, I'm sure they weren't going to turn down an invitation to visit him in the White House for their 30th college reunion! I'm sure my step-grandfather and my grandmother, Libby, attended.