Franklin D Roosevelt Success Story
Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd President of the US. He was the only president in the history of America to be elected four times. He was a great leader. He led his country through the 2nd World War and the Great Depression. He launched a series of reforms and programs under the New Deal that were aimed at extensively expanding the powers of the nation’s federal government. He died in 1945 in Georgia.
Franklin was born in 1882 in Hyde Park to Sara Delano Roosevelt and James Roosevelt. He gained most of his formal education from private tutors and his parents. He received a BA degree in History from Harvard. He studied law from the Columbia University of New York.
Roosevelt started practicing law in a well-known law firm of New York City. He entered politics in the year 1910 when he was elected as the New York Senate as Democrat.
In 1912, Roosevelt was re-elected as the State Senate. He supported the candidacy of Woodrow Wilson in the Democratic National convention. Roosevelt was appointed the Assistant Secretary of Navy from 1913 to 1920. He was made the Commander-in-Chief during the 2nd World War. Roosevelt was nominated for vice-president by the Democratic Party in 1920. In 1928, he became the Governor of New York and was re-elected in 1930. In November 1932, he became the President of US, defeating Herbert Hoover by 7 million votes.
Franklin contracted polio in 1921. His illness adversely impacted his political career. Roosevelt collapsed on the afternoon of April 12, 1945, when he was sitting for a portrait being made by Elizabeth Shoumatoff. He suffered a stroke.
He married Anna Elanor Roosevelt in 1905. The couple had six children. One of the children died in infancy.