Who were the brains in Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s brain trust in 1932?

The intellectuals who served as advisers to FDR included attorney Basil O’Connor, Felix Frankfurter of Harvard law School, and Raymond Moley, Rexford Tugwell, and Adolf Berle of Columbia University.

The nickname, the brains, for the elite group who helped shape the New Deal was first suggested in 1932 by Roosevelt’s legal counsel Samuel Rosenman.