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Zurich North America will donate former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s desk to the Presidential Library and Museum this President’s Day to commemorate the insurer’s 100th anniversary. FDR used the desk during his employment at Fidelity & Deposit Co. prior to his presidency.

FDR was one of the few presidents with an insurance background. He served as vice president for Zurich and board member for F&D (now a Zurich-owned company) from 1920 to 1928, based out of F&D’s Wall Street office. During the economic downturn of 1920, FDR worked to insure large infrastructure projects, according to Bruce Weindruch, founder and CEO of The History Factory.

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