Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Biography



Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York on January
30, 1882, the son of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. His parents
and private tutors provided him with almost all his formative education.
President Roosevelt's boyhood home is a popular related attraction
at the Hyde Park historic site. The house, on a 188-acre estate, contains
an office which the President referred to as his "Summer White House". From
this room he broadcast the last speech of his fourth campaign for the
Presidency on November 6, 1944. Famous guests at the house included King
George VI of Great Britain and Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill. The
house contains abundant memorabilia from all ...

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he practiced law with a
prominent New York City law firm. He entered politics in 1910 and was
elected to the New York State Senate as a Democrat from his traditionally
Republican home district.

In the meantime, in 1905, he had married a distant cousin, Anna
Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt. The
couple had six children, five of whom survived infancy: Anna (1906), James
(1907), Elliott (1910), Franklin, Jr. (1914) and John (1916). Roosevelt
was reelected to the State Senate in 1912, and supported Woodrow Wilson's
candidacy at the Democratic National Convention. As a reward for his
support, Wilson appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1913, a
position he held until 1920. He was an energetic and efficient
administrator, specializing in the business side of naval administration.
This experience prepared him for his future role as Commander-in-Chief
during World War II. Roosevelt's popularity and success in naval affairs
resulted in his ...

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