Franklin D. Roosevelt Administrations (Presidential Biographies)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Popular name: FDR
Born: January 30, 1882
Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York
Died: April 12, 1945
Death place: Warm Springs, Georgia
Burial place: Family plot, Hyde Park, New York
Spouse: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (m. 1905)
Children: Anna Eleanor; James; Franklin; Elliott; Franklin Delano, Jr.; John
Education: Harvard College, BA, 1903; attended Columbia Law School
Occupation: Lawyer; politician
Political Party: Democratic Party
Age at Inauguration: 51 years
Raised according to the tenets of the gospel of wealth, Roosevelt assumed social responsibility upon entering the world of politics. As an activist politicianven when only a freshman state senatore honed his political skills. In 1921 he was forced to retire from public life due to a debilitating case of poliomyelitis. However, when he returned to politics he was warmly welcomed and his charisma and political skill enabled him to deal with the fallout of the Great Depression and, eventually, as president, to meet the challenges of World War II.
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