Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Born: January 30, 1882

Died: April 12, 1945

Nationality: American

Occupation: President

Biography: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known by his initials, FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States and a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war. The only American president elected to more than two terms, he facilitated a durable coalition that realigned American politics for decades.

Source/Notes: Speech accepting the Democratic Party nomination in Chicago, Illinois (2 July 1932)

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Source/Notes: As quoted in The Wordsworth Dictionary of Quotations (1998) by Connie Robertson, p. 356
Source/Notes: As quoted in The Roosevelt I Knew (1946) by Frances Perkins, p. 5

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