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« on: January 19, 2016, 12:28:40 am »
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FDR obviously was the most bitterly opposed by business interests (unless there's some obscure 19th century figure I'm missing). 

After FDR, which president was next?  Was it Truman?  Teddy Roosevelt?
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 12:36:32 pm »
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William Jennings Bryan comes to mind right away.  I don't think businesses (besides the ones being broken up!) really hated Teddy as much as history is remembering, from what I read.  After all, it's pretty non-debatable that he was their most pro-business option in 1912.

Anyway, Truman is another obvious answer, especially with his opponent being Dewey.  I also remember reading that the reason business interests were so heavily behind Harding (other than his rather pro-business platform) was they absolutely despised Wilson.

I'm pretty sure business interests heavily backed Grant in both 1868 and 1872, and (get ready, forum) business interests were pretty heavily behind Lincoln in 1864 (though they largely avoided endorsing anyone in 1860).
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2016, 06:43:37 pm »
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Sorry for the Godwin's Law, but the German stock markets went up on January 30th 1933

Teddy Roosevelt was before FDR. If businesses don't like policies it's usually a sign that they're bad policies. Unless you think all business is bad and out to get you.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 07:17:20 pm »
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Anyone else seen, heard or read anything on the subject?  I'd imagine other than Roosevelt and Taft, big business has been pretty okay with most Republicans.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2016, 09:57:35 pm »
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Truman.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2016, 03:13:39 am »
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Jackson.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2016, 03:50:24 pm »
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Truman and TR.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2016, 01:06:57 am »
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Jackson.

Yep.  A lot of modern progressives have disowned him due to his unfortunate views and actions on race, but he really took on business interests HARD.
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