Annapolis, Maryland, 25 June 1937: Congressional and Cabinet leadership boards to meet FDR at the Jefferson Island Democratic Club; left to right: House Majority Leader Sam Rayburn, Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring, Secretary of State Cordell Hull, House Speaker William B. Bankhead, and Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace
Roosevelt knew how to use these men for his own purposes; he resembled Hawthorne’s picture of Andrew Jackson as one who who compelled every man who came within his reach to be his tool, and the more cunning the man, the sharper the tool.
–James McGregor Burns, Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox: Vol. 1, 1882-1940
(image/Library of Congress)