Roosevelt, Franklin Delano

Roosevelt (1882-1945) was educated at Harvard and at Columbia Law School, and went to the Bar. He entered politics in 1910, when he was elected against all odds as a Democrat for the New York Senate. In 1913 he was appointed assistant secretary to the navy. After the war he returned to law, but remained involved in Democratic politics. In 1928 he was elected governor of New York, was re-elected in 1930, and in 1932 was elected 32nd president of the United States. He promoted the New Deal and several measures concerned with social security. He was re-elected three times and died in office.

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Source: DAB ; New Palgrave .

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