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Franklin D. Roosevelt

32nd President (1933-1945)

Born: January 30, 1882
Died: April 12, 1945

Vice Presidents: John Nance Garner,
Henry Agard Wallace, Harry Truman

Political Party: Democratic

Next President: Harry Truman

Previous President: Herbert Hoover

Notable Franklin D. Roosevelt Quotes

"Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

"We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon."

"True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

The Only President to...

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the only United States President to serve more than two terms. He was actually elected to office four times but died less than three months into his fourth.

Interesting Franklin D. Roosevelt Facts

Six years after the death of F.D.R., the Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution was passed limiting the president to two terms. Before the Twenty-second Amendment, presidents limited themselves to two terms because of the example set by our first president, George Washington.


After he became president, Roosevelt helped found the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, the organization now known as the March of Dimes.