Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he was elected four times and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was 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. A dominant leader of the Democratic Party, he built a New Deal Coalition that realigned American politics after 1932, as his New Deal domestic policies defined American liberalism for the middle third of the 20th century.

With the bouncy popular song "Happy Days Are Here Again" as his campaign theme, Roosevelt defeated incumbent Republican Herbert Hoover in November 1932, at the depth of the Great Depression. Energized by his personal victory over polio, FDR used his persistent optimism and activism to renew the national spirit. Assisted by key aide Harry Hopkins, he worked closely with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin in leading the Allies against Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan in World War II. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Full Name:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Politician, Lawyer, Writer, Corporate lawyer, Soldier
Ethnicity:
French American, Dutch-American, White people
Religion:
Episcopal Church, Protestantism
Date of Birth:
January 30, 1882
Astrological Sign:
Aquarius
Date of Death:
April 12, 1945
Age at Death:
63
Cause of Death:
Cerebral hemorrhage
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