Birth: January 30, 1882
Death: April 12, 1945
Term of Office: March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945
Number of Terms Elected: 4 Terms; Died during his 4th term.
First Lady: Eleanor Roosevelt (His fifth cousin once removed)
Franklin D Roosevelt Quote: "The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written."
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Major Events While in Office:
- Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of Prohibition (1933)
- New Deal policies including the creation of the CCC, NRA, and TVA (1933-1935)
- Social Security Act (1935)
- Court Packing Plan (1937)
- World War II (1939-1945)
- Pearl Harbor attacked; US enters World War II (1941)
- Yalta Conference (1945)
States Entering Union While in Office:
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