\x34Historically Yours\x34 by Liz Davis is a blog about American historical trivia--anything American since 1492.
November 5, 1940
FDR wins third term
The Constitution set no presidential term limits but, following George Washington's tradition, no president ever sought a third term--until 1940. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first and only President to do so. On November 5, 1940, FDR was elected President of the United States for the third time.