Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 1910. He was elected as a senator for New York state, starting his term in 1910. He served as the assistant secretary of U.S. Navy from 1913 to 1920, and was vice president of Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland (New York office) from 1921 to 1928. He founded the Warm Springs Foundation in 1927 to aid polio victims. He served as the Governor of New York from 1928 to 1932, and as President of the United States from 1932 to 1945. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia.

From the description of Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582816

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