Franklin D. Roosevelt was born January 30, 1882 and the 32nd President of the United States. He served in the White House for 12 years (or 4 terms)—longer than any other president in history. Roosevelt led the American people through the depression and the World War.
Fun Facts About Roosevelt:
- His campaign theme was the popular song “Happy Days Are Here Again.”
- He fought and overcame polio which can cause paralysis. Roosevelt also helped found the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis.
- He is the 6th most admired person from the 20th century by U.S. citizens.
- He was widely beloved for his role in repealing Prohibition.
- He firmly established the United States’ leadership role on the world stage with the shaping and financing of World War II.
- He was honored by the USPS with a 6 cents postage stamp issue of 1966.
- He had a stamp collection from the age of 10 that amounted to 1.25 million stamps.