Franklin D. Roosevelt President's Day

Born:  Jan. 30, 1882
Birthplace: Hyde Park, N.Y.
Party:  Democratic
Age at Inauguration:  51
Served:  1933-1945
Died:  Apr. 12, 1945
Age at Death:  63
College:  Harvard
Religion:  Episcopalian
Occupation:  Lawyer
Runner-Up:  Herbert Hoover (1932); Alfred M. Landon (1936); Wendell L. Willkie (1940); Thomas E. Dewey (1944)
Vice President:  John N. Garner (1933-1941); Henry A. Wallace (1941-1945); Harry S. Truman (1945)

Some Trivia

  • He was the first president to appear on television when he opened the New York World's Fair in 1939.
  • He died of a cerebral hemorrhage in Warm Springs, Georgia on April 12, 1945.
  • He was the only President elected to four terms in office (1933-1945).
  • His presidency proved one of the most eventful in U.S. history. In the face of the potential collapse of the capitalist system, Roosevelt ushered in the interventionist state, which managed the economy in order to achieve publicly determined ends. In coming to the aid of Britain in World War II he determined that the preservation of Western liberal democratic institutions was a legitimate concern of the United States. In the process he converted the Democratic party to majority status through its appeal to urban, minority-group, and laboring-class voters and made it the vehicle of liberal reform in the 20th century.
  • His mother forced him to wear a dress until he was five years old.
  • His wife, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, was his fifth cousin once removed.  Her uncle was Theodore Roosevelt.

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