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  • ID: I24616
  • Name: Franklin Delano Roosevelt I <<$>>-<<<
  • Surname: Roosevelt
  • Given Name: Franklin Delano
  • Suffix: I <<$>>-<<<
  • Prefix: President
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 Jan 1882 in Hyde Park, Dutchess,New York
  • Death: 12 Apr 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia of Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Burial: Apr 1945 Hyde Park, Dutchess,New York
  • Reference Number: 75385
  • _UID: 862D5D7D1B48914B90B122A5795F31D1AEAB
  • Event: Fact Only President elected to serve four terms
  • GRAD: 1904 Harvard University
  • MARL: 17 Mar 1905 New York
  • Occupation: 1907 Admitted to the New York state bar
  • Event: Fact 1910 Elected to the New York State Senate as a Democrat
  • Event: assistant secretary of the Navy Appointed Bet 1913 and 1918
  • Event: Fact 1928 Elected Governor of New York
  • Event: Governor of New York Elected Bet 1929 and 1933 Albany, Albany, New York, USA
  • Event: Fact 1932 Elected for the first time as President of the United States
  • Event: President of the United States Elected Bet 1933 and 1945
  • Event: Fact BET 4 MAR 1933 AND 12 APR 1945 Served as the 32nd President of the United States and was responsible of the "New Deal" program which brought greater be
  • Note:
    [1] And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. [2] And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. [3] And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. [4] And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? [5] And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

    FDR died "EXACTLY" 42 months after WW2 was declared ! -->> <LFHammond14@gmail.com> He is My 7th Cousin 4 Times Removed !!

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

    Born in 1882 at Hyde Park, New York--now a national historic site--he attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Following the example of his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, whom he greatly admired, Franklin D. Roosevelt entered public service through politics, but as a Democrat. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920.

    In the summer of 1921, when he was 39, disaster hit-he was stricken with poliomyelitis. Demonstrating indomitable courage, he fought to regain the use of his legs, particularly through swimming. At the 1924 Democratic Convention he dramatically appeared on crutches to nominate Alfred E. Smith as "the Happy Warrior." In 1928 Roosevelt became Governor of New York.

    He was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms. By March there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed, and Congress enacted, a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform, especially through the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

    By 1935 the Nation had achieved some measure of recovery, but businessmen and bankers were turning more and more against Roosevelt's New Deal program. They feared his experiments, were appalled because he had taken the Nation off the gold standard and allowed deficits in the budget, and disliked the concessions to labor. Roosevelt responded with a new program of reform: Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, new controls over banks and public utilities, and an enormous work relief program for the unemployed.

    In 1936 he was re-elected by a top-heavy margin. Feeling he was armed with a popular mandate, he sought legislation to enlarge the Supreme Court, which had been invalidating key New Deal measures. Roosevelt lost the Supreme Court battle, but a revolution in constitutional law took place. Thereafter the Government could legally regulate the economy.

    Roosevelt had pledged the United States to the "good neighbor" policy, transforming the Monroe Doctrine from a unilateral American manifesto into arrangements for mutual action against aggressors. He also sought through neutrality legislation to keep the United States out of the war in Europe, yet at the same time to strengthen nations threatened or attacked. When France fell and England came under siege in 1940, he began to send Great Britain all possible aid short of actual military involvement.

    When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt directed organization of the Nation's manpower and resources for global war.

    Feeling that the future peace of the world would depend upon relations between the United States and Russia, he devoted much thought to the planning of a United Nations, in which, he hoped, international difficulties could be settled.

    As the war drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, while at Warm Springs, Georgia, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

    Thirty-Second President

    Born: January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York

    Died: April 12, 1945 in Warm Springs, Georgia

    Married to Anna Eleanor Roosevelt


    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    by Melissa Denbow
    Table Of Contents
    Brief Political History
    Early Life
    Beginning of Political Career
    Governor of New York
    Roosevelt As President

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States who was elected for an unprecedented four terms, he was one of the 20th century's most skillful political leaders. His New Deal Program, in response to the Great Depression, utilized the federal government as an instrument of social and economic change in contrast to its traditionally passive role. Then in World War II he led the Allies in their defeat of the Axis Powers.

    Born in Hyde Park, New York, on January 30, 1882, he was the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. His father, a semiretired railway executive, was a cousin of Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the U.S. Although they were not wealthy by late 19th century standards, the Roosevelts of Hyde Park led a comfortable, gracious existence, and young Franklin's life was sheltered; he was educated by governesses and indulged by his father. A handsome youth, he was an excellent athlete, expert at boating and swimming, and he also collected stamps, birds and ship models--hobbies that he pursued all his life.

    His formal education began at the Groton School in Massachusetts, where the headmaster, Endicott Peabody, stressed to his affluent young students their obligation toward those who were less fortunate in society. After graduation from Harvard University in 1904, Roosevelt attended Columbia University Law School without taking a degree and was admitted to the New York State bar in 1907. In 1905, despite his widowed mother's objections, he married a distant cousin, Eleanor Roosevelt, in a gala society wedding at which President Theodore Roosevelt gave his bride away.

    Franklin Roosevelt's political career began with his election to the New York State Senate as a Democrat in 1910. He quickly gained attention as the leader of an upstate coalition that fought the influence of New York City's Democratic Machine. His support of Woodrow Wilson's candidacy as the Democratic presidential nominee in 1912 resulted in his appointment to the post of assistant secretary of the navy, which he held during World War I. James M. Cox of Ohio, the party's 1920 nominee for the presidency, chose Roosevelt as his running mate because of the family name, but the Cox-Roosevelt ticket proved to be no match for the Republicans under Warren G. Harding.

    Roosevelt faced the greatest personal crisis of his life when he was stricken by poliomyelitis at his Canadian summer home on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, 1921. He veiled his deep physical agony with a cheerful demeanor and rejected his mother's advice that he abandon politics and become a country squire at Hyde Park. Encouraged by Eleanor and his dedicated political mentor, Louis McHenry Howe, he resumed his career by nominating Alfred E. Smith for the presidency at the Democratic convention in 1924 and again in 1928, when Smith won the party's nomination. The Democratic party of the 1920s was deeply divided between Protestant, rural voters, who favored prohibition, and urban Roman Catholics, who opposed it. Anxious to win the New York State elector vote, Smith persuaded Roosevelt to campaign for the governorship, given the latter's strong upstate appeal. Roosevelt deeply in debt and disabled by polio, won a narrow victory, while Smith was defeated by Herbert Hoover.

    During two terms as governor of New York (1929-1933), Roosevelt established a reputation as a reforming progressive in the Theodore Roosevelt tradition and as a champion of relief for impoverished upstate farmers. His greatest struggle--for control of the Saint Lawrence River waterpower source by the state rather than private utilities--aimed at providing cheaper electricity for the rural consumer. With the outbreak of the Great Depression, he identified himself with the urban relief cause by appointing Harry Hopkins to head the Temporary Emergency Relief Administration. As the depression deepened, he assembled the "Brain Trust," a group of faculty members from Columbia University, to formulate with him a comprehensive program for resolving the economic collapse that had begun in 1929. With the aid of a progressive-southern Democratic coalition in 1932, Roosevelt won the party's presidential nomination, then easily defeated Hoover in the national election.

    Roosevelt's promise of "a new deal for the American people"foreshadowed a revolutionary extension of federal power into the nation's everyday life.

    His first three months in office, known as the Hundred Days, were marked by innovative legislation originating in the executive branch. In a period of massive unemployment (25 percent of the work force), a collapsed stock market, thousands of bank closings for lack of liquidity, and agricultural prices that had fallen below the cost of production, Congress, at Roosevelt's request, passed a series of emergency measures calculated to provide liquidity for banking institutions and relief for the individual and to prevent business bankruptcy.

    He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at Warm Springs, Georgia, on April 12, 1945. Roosevelt's vision of a peaceful and stable postwar world foundered on national ambition. His faith and ability of the UN to keep the peace through the collaboration of the former wartime Allies proved unworkable in the era of cold war. The New Deal Coalition lasted for many years after Roosevelt's death. In addition, his long tenure in office during the crisis years of the Great Depression and World War II laid the groundwork for what later became known as the "imperial presidency."
  • Change Date: 21 Jul 2011 at 01:00:00

    Father: James Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 16 Jul 1828 in Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York
    Mother: Sara Delano <<$>>-<<< b: 21 Sep 1854 in Newburgh, Orange County, New York

    Marriage 1 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 11 Oct 1884 in New York, New York
    • Married: 17 Mar 1905 in New York New York New York
    1. Has Children Anna Eleanor Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 3 May 1906 in Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, USA
    2. Has Children James Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 23 Dec 1907 in Hyde Park, Dutchess, New York, USA
    3. Has No Children Franklin Delano Roosevelt II <<$>>-<<< b: 1909
    4. Has Children Elliott Roosevelt <<$>>-<<< b: 26 Oct 1910
    5. Has Children Franklin Delano Roosevelt II <<$>>-<<< b: 17 Aug 1914 in Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada
    6. Has No Children John Aspinwall Roosevelt >< b: 13 Mar 1916

    Marriage 2 Lucy Mercer -<<< b: 1883
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