Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Date of Birth
January 30, 1882
Date of Death
April 12, 1945
Place of Birth
Hyde Park, New York
James Roosevelt, Sara
The Roosevelts had six children, five of whom survived infancy:
Anna Eleanor Jr., James, Franklin Delano Jr., Elliott and John Aspinwall
Groton Boarding school, Harvard University, Columbia Law School
Reason for Fame
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States.
He was elected to his forst term in office during the Great Depression.
He named his approach to the economic situation the New Deal.
Roosevelt also signed legislation which provided direct assistance to individuals,
such as the Social Security Act.
The only American president elected to more than two terms.
Roosevelt served 4 terms as president. FDR’s combination of optimism and economic activism is often credited with keeping the country’s economic crisis from
developing into a political crisis.
He led the United States through most of World War II.
In 1921, when Roosevelt was 39, he contacted polio.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is considered to be one of America’s greatest presidents.
Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum