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Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 32nd president of the United States

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 to James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt at their home in Hyde Park, New York. Roosevelt was born into a wealthy family. The Roosevelts had been prominent for several generations, having made their fortune in real estate and trade.

Mr. Roosevelt shared his own love of the land and place with his son, teaching him horsemanship, rowing, fishing, sailing, and ice boating on the Hudson River, the farm, and in the woodlands that comprised his estate. Roosevelt's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, supervised his tutoring at home, his activities, and social contacts.

In 1896, Roosevelt attended Groton School for boys and after graduation in 1900, Roosevelt entered Harvard University.

Roosevelt studied law at Columbia University Law School and passed the bar exam in 1907, though he didn't receive a degree. For the next three years, he practiced corporate law in New York, living the typical upper-class life.

In 1921 at the age of 39, Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio left him paralyzed from the waist down while vacationing at Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada

Already a widely-known public figure, Roosevelt’s illness was well-publicized, and many people similarly afflicted anxiously sought news of his recovery.

For a time, Roosevelt was resigned to being a victim of polio, believing his political career to be over. But his wife Eleanor and political confidante Louis Howe encouraged him to continue on. Over the next several years, Roosevelt worked to improve his physical and political image.

He became the 32nd U.S. president in 1933, and was the only president to be elected four times. Roosevelt led the U.S. through the Great Depression and World War II, and greatly expanded the powers of the federal government through a series of programs and reforms known as the New Deal. Roosevelt died in Georgia in 1945.

In the afternoon of April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia at 3:35 pm, Roosevelt died at the age of 63 due to a massive intracerebral hemorrhage.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - 32nd president of the United States

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