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Franklin D. Roosevelt Facts and Trivia

Birthday: January 30, 1882
Birthplace: Hyde Park, NY
College or University: Harvard
Religion: Episcopalian
Occupation or Profession: Lawyer
Military Rank: Assistant Secretary of the Navy
Married: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Children: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, James Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, Jr., Elliott Roosevelt, a second Franklin Delano, Jr., John Aspinwall Roosevelt
President number: 32nd
Political Party: Democrat
Runner Up: Herbert Hoover - Alfred M. Landon - Wendel L. Willkie - Thomas E. Dewey
Vice President: John N. Garner (1st and 2nd terms) - Henry A. Wallace (3rd term) - Harry S. Truman (4th term)
Age at Inauguration: 51
Served: 1933-1945
Number of terms: 3
Other Offices or Commissions: N.Y. Senator
Died: April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, GA
Age at Death: 63
Place of Burial: Hyde Park, NY

Other Interesting Facts and Trivia:

- Franklin Roosevelt led the country out of the Great Depression.

- Franklin Roosevelt's profile is found on the U.S. dime. It has appeared on the dime from 1946 - present.

- FDR came from a wealthy family. He was a distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt as well as Eleanor Roosevelt, who he later married while a student at Columbia Law School.

- After beginning a political career, Roosevelt was struck with polio. Within 2 days, he couldn't walk and was confined to a wheel chair.

- In 1932, Roosevelt promised a New Deal for Americans which included help for farmers and better working conditions for most Americans.

- FDR was a strong wartime leader. After the attack at Pearl Harbor, the U.S. declared war on Japan. Germany and Italy declared war on the United States.

- FDR died of a stroke shortly into his 4th term. One month later, the Allies won the war in Europe.

- Roosevelt is the only president to serve more than 2 terms. He was elected 4 times. In 1951, Congress passed the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limiting presidents to two terms.

- Eleanor Roosevelt was a busy First Lady. She wanted to make sure that African Americans, women, immigrants and all other Americans were part of the New Deal.


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