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Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York, to James and Sara Roosevelt. His father was 54 at the time of FDR's birth and already had a grown son, nicknamed "Rosy". Sarah was only 27 when FDR was born. Growing up, FDR had a happy but sheltered childhood. His family was very wealthy and FDR had a very privileged ... See full bio »

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TV commercial (archive sound from his 1933 Presidential Inauguration speech) for Google Nexus 7 (voice over). See more »

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7 Biographical Movies | 98 Print Biographies | 53 Portrayals | 16 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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FDR | Delano Roosevelt | Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Franlin D. Roosevelt | Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt | President Franklin D. Roosevelt | President Franklin Delano Roosevelt | President Roosevelt


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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The ablest man I ever met is the man you think you are. See more »


Though his legs were severely weakened by polio, they were not completely paralyzed. They were able to move, but were so damaged that they could not support his weight under normal conditions. He was able to walk when underwater, or when equipped with leg braces. See more »


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