Franklin “FDR” Roosevelt

A Brief Guide to the Museum Collections in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library - Hyde Park, New York - 1947

 

  • Thirty-second President (1933-1945)
  • Birthday: January 30, 1882 (Monday)
  • Birthplace: Hyde Park, New York
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Date of Death: April 12, 1945 (Thursday)
  • Place of Death: Warms Springs, Georgia
  • Place of Burial: Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historical Site, Hyde Park, New York
  • Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage or Stroke
  • Age: 63 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 0 days (died while in office)
  • Religion: Episcopal
  • Party: Democrat

Franklin Roosevelt Offices Held

  • Governor of New York (1929-1932)
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913-1920)
  • New York State Senator (1911-1913)

Franklin Roosevelt Nicknames

  • FDR
  • The New Dealer
  • The Boss
  • King Franklin
  • A Traitor to His Class
  • That Man in the White House

Franklin Roosevelt Pets

  • Dogs (some were named: Fala, Meggie, Major, Winks, Tiny, President, Blaze, and Majora)

Franklin Roosevelt Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 2 inches

Franklin Roosevelt Quotes

First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Yesterday, December 7, 1941 - a date which will live on in infamy - the United States was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
The school is the last expenditure upon which America should be willing to economize.
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be out doubts of today.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
If you treat people right they will treat you right...ninety percent of time.
I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.

 

Franklin Roosevelt Timeline – Family

  • July 16, 1828 James Roosevelt (Father) born in Hyde Park, New York.
  • March 27, 1854 James “Rosey” Roosevelt Roosevelt (Half-Brother) born in Hyde Park, New York.
  • September 21, 1854 Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt (Mother) born in Newburgh, New York.
  • October 7, 1880 James Roosevelt (Father) marries Sara Ann Delano (Mother).
  • January 30, 1882 Franklin Delano Roosevelt born in Hyde Park, New York.
  • October 11, 1884 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (Wife) born in New York City, New York.
  • December 8, 1900 James Roosevelt (Father) dies in New York City, New York.
  • March 17, 1905 Franklin Delano Roosevelt marries Anna Eleanor (Wife) in New York City, New York.
  • May 3, 1906 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boetlieger Halsted (Daughter) born in New York City, New York.
  • December 23, 1907 James Roosevelt II (Son) born in New York City, New York.
  • March 18, 1909 Franklin Roosevelt (Son) born in Hyde Park, New York.
  • November 8, 1909 Franklin Roosevelt (Son) dies in Hyde Park, New York.
  • September 23, 1910 Elliot Roosevelt (Son) born in New York City, New York.
  • August 17, 1914 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (Son) born in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
  • March 13, 1916 John Aspinwall Roosevelt II (Son) born in Hyde Park, New York.
  • May 7, 1927 James “Rosey” Roosevelt Roosevelt (Half-Brother) dies in Hyde Park, New York.
  • September 7, 1941 Sara Ann Delano Roosevelt (Mother) dies in Hyde Park, New York.
  • April 12, 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies in Warm Springs, Georgia.
  • November 7, 1962 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (Wife) dies in Hyde Park, New York.
  • December 1, 1975 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Dall Boetlieger Halsted (Daughter) dies in Hillsdale, New York.
  • April 27, 1981 John Aspinwall Roosevelt II (Son) dies in New York City, New York.
  • August 17, 1988 Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. (Son) dies in Poughkeepsie, New York.
  • October 27, 1990 Elliot Roosevelt (Son) dies in Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • August 13, 1991 James Roosevelt II (Son) dies in Newport Beach, California.

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