Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President

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Portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the U.S.A.; he was born in Hyde Park, New York, on January 30, 1882.

In his 40s he got polio and all the government helped him hide that from the rest of the people in the country. He graduated from Harvard University and then went to Columbia Law School.

In 1920 he ran as the Democratic vice presidential candidate and unfortunately lost.

Because of his disability he had to take a break from politics until 1928 when he was elected governor of New York. In 1932 he was elected to the first of the four terms and he died in office on April 12, 1945.