FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882, in an upstairs bedroom of the family home in Hyde Park , New York. His father was James Roosevelt (1828-1900), Layer, Financer. His mother was Sara "Sallie" Delano Roosevelt (1854-1941). He had a half brother by his father first marriage- James Roosevelt "Rosy" Roosevelt. He was his mother's only child.
Franklin married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt when he was 23 and she was 20 years of age on march 17, 1905, at the townhouse of the bride's aunt Mrs. E. Livingston Ludlow on East 76th street in New York City.
Roosevelt had a daughter and four sons to live maturity-Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1906-1975) journalists, public relations officer; James Roosevelt (1907-1991) businessman, congressman, author; Elliott Roosevelt (1910-1990) businessman, mayor, author; Franklin d. Roosevelt Jr (1914-1988) businessman, congressman, farmer and John Aspinwall Roosevelt (1916-1981) merchant, stockbroker.
Roosevelt learned the basics from a series of private tutors. He attended just one public school, at Bad Nauheim, Germany, where in 1891 Franklin studied six weeks while abroad with his parents. He attended Gorton School from 1896 to 1900 and after it he entered Harvard University (1900-1904). After graduation he went on to Columbia Law School where he continued to be an average student. He dropped out on passing the bar exam in 1907; thus he never graduated from law school.
Roosevelt never served in the military and was admitted to
the bar in 1907. He joined a Law firm of Carter , Ledyard, and Millburn in New
York City. He served as New York Senator (1911-1913), Assistant Secretary of the
Navy (1913-1920), and Governor of New York (1929-1933).
Roosevelt won the Democratic presidential nomination at the Chicago convention in June 1932 and ran for the presidency against president Herbert Hoover. He was elected president in November 8, 1932. Franklin Roosevelt was the only president to serve more than two terms. He was elected to the presidency four times. His vice presidents were: John Nance Garner (1868-1967) he served from 1933 to 1941, Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965) and served from 1941 to 1945 and Henry S. Truman (1884-1972), of Missouri, served January-April 1945.
Roosevelt had been suffering from high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. He was a victim of a cerebral hemorrhage while going over some papers at "the little white House". He slumped into unconsciousness for which he never recovered. Franklin D. Roosevelt died April 12, 1945, 3:33P.M.
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