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Franklin D. Roosevelt
by John T. Marck


 
 
 

 
 
 

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT

32nd President

Term- March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945

Democratic Party

 

Birth: Hyde Park, New York, January 30, 1882

Ancestry: Dutch.

Marriage: New York, New York, March 17, 1905 to Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, who was born in New York City, October 11, 1884. Eleanor died in New York City, November 7, 1962, and is buried in Hyde Park, New York.

Children: Anna Eleanor (1906-1975); James (1907-1991); Franklin (1909-1909); Elliott (1910-) Franklin Delano Jr. (1914-1988); John Aspinwall (1916-1981).

Home: Hyde Park, New York

Religion: Episcopalian

Occupation before Presidency: Lawyer; politician.

Pre-Presidential Offices: Member of New York State Senate; Assistant Secretary of Navy; Governor of New York.

Age at Inauguration: 51

First Administration: Vice President: John N. Garner of Texas, Inauguration March 4, 1933, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Second Administration: Vice President: John N. Garner of Texas, Inauguration January 20, 1937, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Third Administration: Vice President: Henry A. Wallace of Iowa, Inauguration January 20, 1941, The Capital, Washington, D.C.

Fourth Administration: Vice President: Harry S. Truman of Missouri, Inauguration January 20, 1945, The White House, Washington, D.C.

Death: Warm Springs, Georgia, April 12, 1945

Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage at 63.

Place of Burial: Hyde Park, New York.

Interesting Facts:

In 1921, Roosevelt was crippled by polio, but continued his career through will and years of painful exercise. He would never walk again without help.

Roosevelt Presidency saw the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese, and thus the beginning of World War II. With victory in WW II assured, he planned a postwar peace with Allied nations, however died just days before war's end.

Roosevelt was the only President to serve more than two terms, and the first President to appear on television in 1939, and the first President to leave the U.S. during wartime, traveling to Casablanca in 1943 for a meeting with Winston Churchill.

Copyrightę John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author. From The Presidents of the United States by John T. Marck.