Roosevelt, Franklin D.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Roosevelt, Franklin D. Gender: M
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
born on 30 January 1882 at 20:45 (= 8:45 PM )
Place Hyde Park (Dutchess County), New York, 41n47, 73w56
Timezone LMT m73w56 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 11°08' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 06°15 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°16'


American politician, U.S. President 1933-1945; the only one to serve four terms. A state Senator in 1910-13, he was Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1913-20, and Attorney Governor of New York 1929-33, Roosevelt was elected to the nation's highest office in November 1932.

In 1902, he was a senior at Harvard, handsome and personable when he began courting his fifth cousin, Eleanor. He proposed the following year and they married on 3/17/1905, New York City. In the next 11 years they had six kids, Anna (1906); James (1907); Franklin Jr. (1909), who died in infancy; Elliott (1910); another Franklin Jr. (1914); and John (1916).

By the time their youngest was born, Franklin was a rising Democratic politician, first representing his home district of Hyde Park in the New York State Assembly and then serving as assistant secretary of the Navy.

In 1918, Eleanor found that Franklin was having an affair with her secretary, Lucy Mercer. Their marriage survived, but in name only; they occupied separate bedrooms and lived separate lives.

On 8/11/1921, while at Campabello, he swung his legs over the side of the bed to get up and found himself paralyzed from the waist down by polio. Through sheer force of will, he pushed himself through years of rehab, with hours of exercise and hours immersed in water. He did regain most of his bodily functions but could never again walk unaided, and wore heavy braces on his legs. A sympathetic press aided him in his concealment of his handicap during his governorship and presidency.

Roosevelt's grace under pressure helped ease, if not heal, the fracture between himself and his wife, winning her admiration for his courage under great adversity. Running for public office, he was elected Governor of New York in 1928, and he attained the presidency in 1932.

FDR died while still in office 4/12/1945, 3:31 PM CWT from a cerebral hemorrhage, Warm Springs, GA.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • business associate/partner relationship with Truman, Harry S. (born 8 May 1884)
  • business associate/partner relationship with Wallace, Henry (born 7 October 1888)
  • has other family relationship with Roosevelt, Teddy (born 27 October 1858). Notes: distant cousin


  • Relationship : Marriage 17 March 1905 (Eleanor Roosevelt)
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  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1918 (Lucy Mercer)
  • Relationship : End significant relationship 1918 (He and Eleanor separate rooms, lives)
  • Work : Lose social status November 1920 (Lost election as Vice-President)
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  • Work : Begin Major Project November 1932 (Elected President, four terms)
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  • Death by Disease 12 April 1945 at 3:31 PM in Warm Springs, GA (Age 63, cerebral hemorrhage)
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Source Notes

LMR quotes Rita H. Kleeman, "Gracious Lady," which quotes his dad's diary, "At a quarter to nine my Sallie had a splendid large baby boy, 10 lbs."

Biography: Richard Harrity and Ralph G. Martin, a Pictorial Biography, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York, 1960, gives the same account.

FDR was born on the family estate, Springwood, near Hyde Park, the Hudson River Valley, Duchess county, NY.


  • Traits : Personality : Courageous
  • Traits : Personality : Gracious/ sociable
  • Traits : Personality : Hard worker
  • Traits : Personality : Persistent
  • Traits : Personality : Personality robust
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Polio (Legs paralyzed)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (Terminal)
  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Affair with Lucy Mercer for nearly 30 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (40 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Six kids)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (One child died in infancy)
  • Vocation : Law : Attorney
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Senator 1910-1913, Governor 1929-1933)
  • Vocation : Politics : U.S. Presidents (Historic U.S. figure)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Leadership
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection