Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigns in Hyde Park, NY. 8/9/20
In 1920, FDR unsuccessfully campaigned for the Democratic Vice-Presidential candidacy. The men who worked with him on the campaign became his close associates, and would later become known as the Cuff Link Gang.
FDR gave each of the men a set of cuff links, one with the person’s initials, and the other with FDR’s. This club then met annually throughout Roosevelt’s life around the time of his birthday, and the parties usually were themed in some way. Other members were added to the club in later years through Roosevelt’s traditional giving of a set of links. Read More
-from the FDR Library