This Day In History: 1934-02-06
Mrs. Ogden B. Hewitt was the Mahwah representative on the organizing committee for the President’s Birthday Ball held at the Tuxedo Club in Tuxedo Park. This was considered one of the major social events of the season. The proceeds of the affair went to support the Warm Springs Foundation for crippled children in Georgia. Warm Springs was the place where President Roosevelt himself went for treatment of his affliction, then called infantile paralysis, and where he was to die in 1945.