Entity | Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (/ˈdɛlənoʊ/; /ˈroʊzəˌvɛlt, -vəlt/ ROH-zə-velt, -⁠vəlt; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician and attorney who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. As a member of the Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, which defined modern liberalism in the United States throughout the middle third of the 20th century. His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II, which ended shortly after he died in office. Born into the Roosevelt family in Hyde Park, New York, he graduated from both Groton School and Harvard College, and attended Columbia Law School, which he left after passing the bar exam to practice law in New York City. In 1905, he married his fifth cousin once removed, Eleanor Roosevelt. They had six children, of whom five survived into adulthood. He won election to the New York State Senate in 1910, and then served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson during World War I. Roosevelt was James M. Cox's running mate on the Democratic Party's 1920 national ticket, but Cox was defeated by Republican Warren G. Harding. In 1921, Roosevelt contracted a paralytic illness, believed at the time to be polio, and his legs became permanently paralyzed. While attempting to recover from his condition, Roosevelt founded a polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs, Georgia. Although unable to walk unaided, Roosevelt returned to public office after his election as governor of New York in 1928. He served as governor from 1929 to 1933, promoting programs to combat the economic crisis besetting the United States.
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Born: 1882, Hyde Park
Died: 1945, Little White House

Alternate Names: Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, روزفلت, فرانكلين, 1882-1945, ルーズヴェルト, フランクリン・D, 1882-1945, Рузвельт, Франклин Делано, 1882-1945, 罗斯福, 1882-1945, Ruzfilt, Franklin Dilanu, 1882-1945, Ruzvilt, Franklin Dilanu, 1882-1945, Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, Pres. U.S., 1882-1945, Roosevelt, F. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945, רוזוועלט, פרעזידענט, 1882-1945, רוזוועלט, פראנקלין ד., 1882-1945, FDR (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), 1882-1945, R., F. D. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), 1882-1945, F. D. R. (Franklin Delano Roosevelt), 1882-1945, Luosifu, 1882-1945, Lo-ssu-fu, 1882-1945, Rūzfilt, Franklin Dilānū, 1882-1945, Rūzvilt, Franklin Dilānū, 1882-1945, Ruzvelʹt, Franklin, 1882-1945, F. D. Roosevelt, F. D. R., Franklin Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Roosevelt, FDR, President Roosevelt
Occupation(s): golfer, statesperson, politician, lawyer, Governors, Lawyers, Legislators, Presidents, Public officers
Associated Place(s): United States, Hyde Park, Warm Springs

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