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Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945

 

Dates

  • Existence: 1882 - 1945

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882 in Hyde Park, New York. He was the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A member of the Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. As a dominant leader of his party, he built the New Deal Coalition, which realigned American politics into the Fifth Party System and defined American liberalism throughout the middle third of the 20th century. His third and fourth terms were dominated by World War II, which ended shortly after he died in office. Roosevelt died on April 12, 1945.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

[New York], New York, to J. W. Young, Hanover, NH, Letter

Mss 928581
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 928581
Overview Is pleased to hear Young will vote for Alfred Smith in the Presidential election.

The White House, Washington, [DC], to Robert St. John, Concord, NH letter

Mss 936570
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 936570
Overview Comments on the strength of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, success in the primary, and hopes for the upcoming election.

To J.W. Young, Hanover, NH, Letter

Mss 928574
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 928574
Overview Hopes Young will vote for Alfred Smith in the Presidential election. Comments on the different values and goals of Herbert Hoover and Smith.