32 Franklin Roosevelt

32 Franklin Roosevelt

32 Franklin Roosevelt

32 Franklin Roosevelt
32 Franklin Roosevelt

 
  • 32nd President of the United States (1933-1945)
  • Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, New York
  • Nickname: "FDR"
  • Education: Harvard College (graduated 1903), Columbia Law School
  • Religion: Episcopalian
  • Marriage: March 17, 1905, to Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
  • Children: Anna Eleanor (1906-1975), James (1907-1991), Franklin Delano Jr. (1909), Elliott (1910-1990), Franklin Delano Jr. (1914-1988), John Aspinwall (1916-1981)
  • Career: Public Official, Lawyer
  • Political Party: Democrat
  • Writings: The Happy Warrior, Alfred E. Smith (1928), F.D.R.: His Personal Letters (4 vols., 1947-50), ed. by Elliott Roosevelt
  • Died: April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, Georgia
  • Buried: Hyde Park, New York

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Trivia:
Graduated Harvard College (1903) Attended Columbia Law School. In 1933 Roosevelt launched the "New Deal" relief measures, revived the banking industry, and delivered the first of 30 "Fireside Chats". In December, the 21st Amendment, ending Prohibition, was ratified. In 1935 the Social Security Act was passed and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was passed. In 1936 he was reelected in a landslide over Alfred M. Landon. In 1939 Germany overran Poland and war was declared in Europe. In 1949 reelected to an unprecedented third term. December 7, 1941 Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Congress declared war against Japan the next day. June 6, 1944, D-Day, Allied forces landed on the Normandy coast of France. Reelected to an unprecedented fourth term. Roosevelt was the vice presidential candidate on James M. Cox's ticket in 1920. He was the first defeated vice presidential candidate to be elected president. He was related by blood or marriage to 11 former presidents. In 1921, at the age of 39, Roosevelt contracted polio which left him without the use of his legs. A stamp collector, he received the first sheet of every new commemorative issue. In, 1939, he became the first president to apear on television. Died in office on April 12, 1945.


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