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Franklin D.Roosevelt
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• Prohibition was repealed during his administration.
• He died two weeks before Germany finally surrendered in World War II.
• He was the only president to be elected four times.
• At age 39, he was stricken with infantile paralysis.


Franklin D. Roosevelt
(January 30, 1882 - April 12, 1945)

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• First Lady: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Wife
• Wife's Maiden Name: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
• Number of Children: 5
• Education Level: College
• School Attended: Harvard University
• Religion: Episcopalian
• Profession: Lawyer

Public Service:
• Dates of Presidency: 3/4/1933 - 4/12/1945
• Presidency Number: 32
• Number of Terms: 4
• Why Presidency Ended: Death
• Party: Democratic
• His Vice President(s): John Nance Garner, Henry Agard Wallace, Harry Truman
• Cabinet Service: Ass't Sec. of Navy (Woodrow Wilson, 1913-1920)
• Governor of a State: New York (1929-1933)
• State Legislative Service: NY (1911-1913)
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Presidential Places

Birthplace: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library
Gravesite: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum
Library: Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
Other Sites: Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

Reference Material

Inaugural Address
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• Franklin D. Roosevelt Life Portrait: From Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, Presidential Library and Museum - Hyde Park, NY
 Guests included: David Kennedy, author, Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945; Hugh Gregory Gallagher, historian and author, FDR’s Splendid Deception; Allida Black, author, Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Post-War Liberalism; and Diane Boyce, park ranger, Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site Watch | Order Videotape
• FDR’s 1933 Inaugural speech Watch

• FDR's 1936 address, "I Hate War" (Chautauqua, NY) Watch

• Doris Kearns Goodwin,  author/historian, on FDR Watch

• FDR's 1933 "Fireside Chat" on the bank crisis Watch
• Fighting President (Universal film about FDR’s early political career) Watch

• Tour of FDR Library Watch

 • Panel on FDR’S use of radio Watch

• 1936 "Brotherhood Day" radio address Watch

• Booknotes  with Blanche Wiesen Cook, Eleanor Roosevelt Watch

• Eleanor Roosevelt's 1952 speech at U.N. General Assembly Watch

 • Hadley Arkes on the "Four Horsemen" of the Supreme Court Watch

• Booknotes with Peter Collier, The Roosevelts: An American Saga  Watch

• FDR’s 1942 State of The Union address Watch

• FDR’s "Little White House" (Warm Springs, GA) Watch

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