Franklin D. Roosevelt Facts

Franklin D. Roosevelt Facts

Franklin D. Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. He was Democrat and was elected four times and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war in World War II. See the fact file below for more information on Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Name
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Date of Birth
January 30, 1882

Date of Death
April 12, 1945

Place of Birth
Hyde Park, New York

Birth Family
James Roosevelt, Sara

Marriage/Spouse
Eleanor Roosevelt

Children
The Roosevelts had six children, five of whom survived infancy:
Anna Eleanor Jr., James, Franklin Delano Jr., Elliott and John Aspinwall

Education
Groton Boarding school, Harvard University, Columbia Law School

Career
Lawyer (Corporate)

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.

Additional Information
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.