"He is a young man, this Democratic Roosevelt, and he seems to have a modicum at least of the family nerve. He is taller north and south than his kinsman and not so tall east and west. He wears the family eyeglasses; but dentally he is quite inferior - that is to say, though he may have as many teeth as Theodore, he refrains from odontalgic publicity. A clean-cut, good looking, alert young fellow, his associates speak well of him and his friends say he has ability and only needs a chance to demonstrate [it]."
Click here to read about FDR as Under-Secretary of the Navy.
Click here to read a 1912 article about another young man on the move: Winston Churchill.