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Liars figure and figures lie. However the facts don't!

So, for more than 25 years, through the entire presidencies of FDR and Truman, the Dow had no new record closes.  Despite that, Stebbins gives FDR a rating of 198.6 percent and puts him third on his list, just behind Coolidge and Clinton.  Of course, this dearth of record-setting closes on the Dow is partly due to how very low the index had fallen before FDR's first day in office.

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