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Who was Franklin Roosevelt?
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1933 and ended in 1945. He was 51 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1933.

Franklin Roosevelt's Nickname Meanings
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was given his middle name after his great-uncle 'Franklin Hughes Delano'. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a distant cousin of Theodore Roosevelt the 26th US President. He had a variety of nicknames including F.D.R., The Boss and King Franklin. The nickname 'King Franklin' was a reference to his hosting role during British Royal Visit of 1939 when King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were the first reigning British Monarchs to set foot on American soil.


Description and Picture of Franklin Roosevelt
The picture of Franklin Roosevelt portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is described as an imposing figure, being 6 feet 2 inches in height and 188 pounds in weight. He had blue colored eyes and his wavy hair was brown that turned gray with age. He was short sighted and often wore glasses. A handsome man, he possessed great charm and was liked by men and women. He contracted polio in 1921, and found it difficult to walk without the aid of crutches, braces or a walking stick. He used a wheelchair, but this was kept secret from the public.

Character and Personality Traits: What was Franklin Roosevelt like?
The personality of Franklin Roosevelt is described as an extrovert, gregarious, persuasive and charming. He liked people and people liked FDR. He was extremely confident in his own abilities and was well able to cope with the pressure and stressful situations he encountered during his presidency. He was known for keeping his own counsel and was criticised by some as being devious.

Facts about President Franklin Roosevelt and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was Franklin Roosevelt famous for? Why was Franklin Roosevelt important? The history and life of President Franklin Roosevelt during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President Franklin Roosevelt Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was Franklin Roosevelt?  
 He was the 32nd President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1933 and ended in 1945 (March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democrat political party
What other political offices did Franklin Roosevelt hold before his presidency?
 New York State Legislature, 1911-13
 The Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20
 The Governor of New York, 1929-33
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were John N. Garner (1933-41), Henry A. Wallace (1941-45) and Harry S. Truman (1945)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of Prohibition (1933)
 The New Deal policies (1933-1935)
 The Social Security Act (1935)
 The Court Packing Plan (1937)
 WW2 (1939-1945)
 Pearl Harbor attacked; United States enters World War II (1941)
 The Yalta Conference (1945)
What was Franklin Roosevelt' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was "FDR"
Who was Franklin Roosevelt' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Eleanor Roosevelt
President Franklin Roosevelt Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of Franklin Roosevelt
Franklin Roosevelt was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of Franklin Roosevelt can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

Franklin Roosevelt Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was Franklin Roosevelt born?  
 He was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was James Roosevelt
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Sara Delano Roosevelt
Where was Franklin Roosevelt educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at Harvard College (He graduated in 1903) and he also attended Columbia Law School
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did Franklin Roosevelt do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a lawyer and Public official
Who was Franklin Roosevelt' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962). They married on March 17, 1905
 The couple raised a family. The names of their children were Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1906-75); James Roosevelt (1907-91); Elliott Roosevelt (1910-90); Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (1914-88); John Aspinwall Roosevelt (1916-81)
When did Franklin Roosevelt die?
 He died on April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia
Franklin Roosevelt Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

President Franklin Roosevelt
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