32. Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The campaign slogan for his 1st term
  • Roosevelt was stricken with Polio in 1921
  • Franklin Roosevelt attended Groton School for boys, a prestigious Episcopal preparatory school in Massachusetts.
  • After graduating from Groton in 1900, Franklin Roosevelt entered Harvard University

  • He was the first president to have a presidential aircraft
  • He was the first president whose mother was allowed to vote for him

32.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Our Presidents
  • Roosevelt was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi
  • During his last year at Harvard, he asked Eleanor Roosevelt to be his wife, in which she was his fifth cousin.
  • She was the niece of Theodore Roosevelt
FDR and his lovely wife, Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • FDR is the one and only president that was elected to run four terms, he died during his 4th.
  • President Roosevelt died of cerebral hemorrhage on April 12, 1945 at the Little White House.
  • Roosevelt founded the "Little White House" it was the rehabilitation center for the treatment of polio.
  • Stamp collecting was one of FDR's lifelong hobbies
  • At his death, his personal stamp collection numbered over 1,200,000 stamps and was auctioned off for $228,000.00

He was the first defeated vice presidential candidate to be elected president.
He was related by blood or marriage to 11 former presidents.
In, 1939, he became the first president to apear on television.

Mark Twain was Roosevelt's favorite writer

Informal Sunday night dinners became a White House tradition during the Roosevelt Administrations.

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