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Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
President Roosevelt at the Yalta Conference sitting right from British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and left from Soviet Dictator Joseph Stalin (both men not seen in this image).
Vital statistics
Position 32nd President of the United States
Age 63 (at death)
Born January 30, 1882

Springwood, Hyde Park, New York, United States

Died April 12, 1945

Little White House, Warm Springs, Georgia, United States

Status deceased
Family
Mother Sara Roosevelt
Father James Roosevelt Sr
Spouse Eleanor Roosevelt
Sons James Roosevelt, Franklin II (deceased), Elliott, Franklin II, and John
Daughters Anna Eleanor
Physical attributes
Height 6'2
Weight Unknown
"The Only Thing We Have To Fear Is Fear Itself"
—Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933[First Inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt|[src]]
"President Franklin D. Roosevelt was one of those Presidents who broke expectations, and historical dynamics, by defeating an Incumbent President when Incumbent Presidents were tough to unseat, kept his party in control in his first midterm election when many Presidents have failed to keep their parties in charge of Congress in their first midterm elections, and he ran for the unprecedented Third Term when Presidents before him have failed, even another Roosevelt failed. Franklin D. Roosevelt will always be one of the greatest for his New Deal policies, and a symbol of the Progressive movement"
—Garrett Bailey's description of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882-April 12, 1945) was an American statesman widely known to have served as the 32nd President of the United States with a rare record of four terms between March 4, 1933, to his death on April 12, 1945. Franklin D. Roosevelt is prominent for his New Deal program, a domestic package of legislation attempt to revive the United States from the Great Depression that occurred four years before Roosevelt became President in 1929, and forged a domestically progressive agenda in terms of banking, regulation, and a variety of things. Franklin D. Roosevelt led the United States through World War II, in which he was given a green light to act as Commander In Chief with the Pearl Harbor attacks made by the Japanese Empire, thus forcing the United States to enter the war, which enjoyed Churchill, not because America was invaded, but because America would have to join the British in taking down Hitler. Roosevelt was one of those fewer Presidents who died in office, only Kennedy was the last President to die in office.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, NY, in the Springwood estate belonging to James Roosevelt and Sara (nee Delano) Roosevelt, an only child of James and Sara, Franklin traveled with his father, but lived with his overly-loving mother. Franklin and James one time met with then President Grover Cleveland, where Cleveland told the young Franklin and he wished the boy would not be President, a wish that would not come true unfortunately for Cleveland. In 1905, Franklin married a distant blood relative, Eleanor Roosevelt, who happens to be the niece of another Roosevelt President, Theodore Roosevelt, who was also Franklin's fifth cousin, and went on to have five surviving children, only one would die in infancy. Franklin D. Roosevelt first became a State Senator for the New York State Senate, and then Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson, Vice Presidential candidate for the 1920 U.S. Presidential Election under James Cox, and then Governor of the State of New York.

In the height of Republican Party dominance by 1929, the economy crashed in 1929 under President Hoover's watch, Hoover had egg on his face when he attempted to raise tariffs to fix the economy, raised income taxes, etc, but none have worked, to be fair to Hoover, the Hoover Dam and the Empire State Building were successful projects, but Hoover got smashed in the 1930 midterm elections, Democrats finally having the House, gained seats in the Senate, and two years later, the Presidency will be next in line for takedown for the GOP. Roosevelt entered the 1932 race, successfully ran through the Democratic Party primary process, the convention, and then finally, defeated Hoover in one of the greatest landslide results in American History.