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.