|Franklin Delano Roosevelt|
32nd President of the United States
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Vice President: John N. Garner (1933-41)
Henry A. Wallace (1941-45)
Harry S. Truman (1945)
Born: January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York
Died: April 12, 1945, in Warm Springs, Georgia
Career/Occupation: Public Official and Lawyer
Education: Graduated from Harvard College (1903); Attended Columbia Law School
Political Party: Democratic
Other Government Positions:
- Member of New York State Legislature, 1911-13
- Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1913-20
- Governor of New York, 1929-33
Presidential Salary: $75,000
Roosevelt won a record four presidential elections, and served four terms in office from 1933 to 1945. More precisely, Roosevelt served three full terms, and died 2 months and 24 days into his fourth term.
His first inauguration took place on March 4, 1933. His second inauguration took place on January 20, 1937 and is the first inauguration to take place on that date.
Roosevelt was Democratic nominee for vice president in the 1920 United States presidential election. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1932 United States presidential election, and was elected.
On April 30, 1939, Roosevelt appeared at the opening ceremony of the 1939 New York World's Fair and gave a speech. The speech was televised, and Roosevelt became the first president of the United States to give a speech that is broadcast by television. Roosevelt's speech was seen on black and white television sets with 5 to 12-inch tubes.
Perkins was appointed United States secretary of labor in 1933.
His total vetoes were 635, though 9 were overridden.