32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

32nd President Franklin Delano Roosevelt[1]

Male 1882 - 1945  (63 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 62 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Franklin Delano Roosevelt 
    Prefix 32nd President 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 30 Jan 1882  Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1945  Warm Springs, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Hyde Park, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34574  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2002 

    Father James Roosevelt,   b. 16 Jul 1828, Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1900, Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Sara Delano,   b. 21 Sep 1854, Algonac, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1941, Hyde Park, Dutchess, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 7 Oct 1880  Newburgh, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eleanor (Anna) Roosevelt,   b. 12 Oct 1884, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1962, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1905  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt,   b. 3 May 1906, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1975, Hillsdale, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. James Roosevelt,   b. 23 Dec 1907, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1991  (Age 83 years)
     3. Franklin Delano Roosevelt,   b. 18 Mar 1909, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1909, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Elliott Roosevelt,   b. 23 Sep 1910, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1990  (Age 80 years)
     5. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr.,   b. 17 Aug 1914, Campobello, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1988, Poughkeepsie, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. John Aspinwall Roosevelt,   b. 13 Mar 1916, Washington, DC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1981, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F29921  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lucy Mercer,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F89141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • 1896-1900 Attended Groton School in Massachusetts.
      1904 Attended Harvard University, graduating in 1903.
      1904-1907 Attended Columbia University Law School.
      1907 Admitted to the bar to practice law.
      1911-12 Senator in the state legislature of New York.
      1913-20 Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Wilson.
      1920 Ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic nominee for Vice President.
      1921 Crippled by an attack of polio.
      1929-32 Governor of New York.
      1933-45 Thirty-second President of the United States.
      Soundly defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election by a popular vote of 22,809,638 to 15,758,901 and an electoral vote of 472 to 59.
      Was reelected in 1936 over Alfred Landon by votes of 27,752,869 to 16,674,665 and 523 to 8,
      again in 1940 over Wendell L. Willkie by votes of 27,307,819 to 22,321,018 and 449 to 82, and yet
      again in 1944 over Thomas E. Dewey by votes of 25,606,585 to 22,014,745 and 432 to 99; the only president elected 4 times.
      Since age 39 his legs were paralyzed. Garner, Wallace, and Truman were his vice-presidents.
      Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people
      regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Born in 1882 at Hyde Park, New York--now a national historic site--he attended Harvard University and Columbia Law School. On St. Patrick's Day, 1905, he married Eleanor Roosevelt. Following the example of his fifth cousin, President Theodore Roosevelt, whom he greatly admired, Franklin D. Roosevelt entered public service through politics, but as a Democrat. He won election to the New York Senate in 1910. President Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and he was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 1920. In the summer of 1921, when he was 39, disaster hit-he was stricken with poliomyelitis. Demonstrating indomitable courage, he fought to regain the use of his legs, particularly through swimming. At the 1924 Democratic Convention he dramatically appeared on crutches to nominate Alfred E. Smith as "the Happy Warrior." In 1928 Roosevelt became Governor of New York. He was elected President in November 1932, to the first of four terms. By March there were 13,000,000 unemployed, and almost every bank was closed. In his first "hundred days," he proposed, and Congress enacted, a sweeping program to bring recovery to business and agriculture, relief to the unemployed and to those in danger of losing farms and homes, and reform, especially through the establishment of the Tennessee Valley Authority. By 1935 the Nation had achieved some measure of recovery, but businessmen and bankers were turning more and more against Roosevelt's New Deal program. They feared his experiments, were appalled because he had taken the Nation off the gold standard and allowed deficits in the budget, and disliked the concessions to labor. Roosevelt responded with a new program of
      reform: Social Security, heavier taxes on the wealthy, new controls over banks and public utilities, and an enormous work relief program for the unemployed. In 1936 he was re-elected by a top-heavy margin. Feeling he was armed with a popular mandate, he sought legislation to enlarge the Supreme Court, which had been invalidating key New Deal measures. Roosevelt lost the Supreme Court battle, but a revolution in constitutional law took place. Thereafter the Government could legally regulate the economy. Roosevelt had pledged the United States to the "good neighbor" policy, transforming the Monroe Doctrine from a unilateral American manifesto into arrangements for mutual action against aggressors. He also sought through neutrality legislation to keep the United States out of the war in Europe, yet at the same time to strengthen nations threatened or attacked. When France fell and England came under siege in 1940, he began to send Great Britain all possible aid short of actual military involvement. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Roosevelt directed organization of the Nation's manpower and resources for global war. Feeling that the future peace of the world would depend upon relations between the United States and Russia, he devoted much thought to the planning of a United Nations, in which, he hoped, international difficulties could be settled. As the war drew to a close, Roosevelt's health deteriorated, and on April 12, 1945, while at Warm Springs, Georgia, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S517] Genealogien van de presidenten van Amerika, Onbekend.


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