Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Hyde Park, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 46.098 W 073° 56.058
18T E 588578 N 4624600
Quick Description: A monument containing a bust of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is locate at the Freedom Court at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt National Historic Site between Route 9 and the Hudson River in Hyde Park, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/22/2015 4:22:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ0FR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 5

Long Description:

A 36.5" by 23" by 18.5" bronze bust of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The War President, rests on top of an 60" by 21" by 18" red granite base. The bust was created by Walter Russell and dedicated October 28, 1945.

Roosevelt is shown from his shoulders up. The sculpture has only a suggestion of a collar bone. His hair is parted on his left side and he is looking straight ahead with his lips closed. The front of the bust is a pentagon with the inscription: THE WAR PRESIDENT. The red granite base is inscribed:

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
1932 - 1945

PRESENTED BY
THE ORDER OF AHEPA
1943

(note: Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency began on March 4, 1933)

Two bronze plaques ore attached to the rear of the base. They are inscribed:

FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
BY
WALTER RUSSELL
{Great Seal of the United States}
PRESENTED TO THE
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT LIBRARY
BY
THE ORDER OF AHEPA
MARCH 10, 1945.

and

FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
WAS INITIATED IN THE ORDER
OF AHEPA ON MARCH 11, 1931
AND MAINTAINED MEMBERSHIP
IN THE DELPHI CHAPTER NO. 25 OF
NEW YORK CITY TO THE
DATE OF HIS DEATH

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born at Hyde Park, NY on January 30, 1882 into a prominent and wealthy family. He spent nearly his entire life in public life as a New York State Senator (1910 -1913), Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1913), Vice-Presidential candidate with James M. Cox (1920), Governor of New York (1929 -1932) , and president of the United States (1933-1945). He was the only American president to be elected for four terms.

Despite being paralyzed from polio (1921) he led the United States during the worldwide economic crisis known as the Great Depression and World War II. He returned the nation to prosperity and, together with Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin, led the Allied Forces to victory against Germany, Italy, and Japan in World War II. He died at Hot Springs, AR, just before the end of the war on April 12, 1945.

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