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On this day in 1882, 32nd president Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York

January 30, 2022

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On this day in 1882, 32nd President Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in Hyde Park, New York. His presidency was marked by several momentous historical events, including the Great Depression and the United States’ entry into World War II. Roosevelt also was a prominent progressive and under his guidance, new government programs such as the New Deal and the Social Security program were implemented.

In an age preceding presidential term limits, FDR was the president elected to the most terms of office – 4!

Did you know? Roosevelt was not only distantly related to Theodore Roosevelt but to his wife Eleanor as well. Upon attending their wedding in 1905 (and giving away the bride, his niece), Theodore remarked, “Well, Franklin, there’s nothing like keeping the name in the family.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frank O. Salisbury, 1947



January 30, 2022
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