Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

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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 | 114 Print Biographies | 67 Portrayals | 16 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Eleanor Roosevelt  (his death)  (6 children)


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Roosevelt, Sara | Roosevelt, James

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A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air. See more »


An avid stamp collector, he was inducted into the American Philatelic Society Hall of Fame in 1945. See more »


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