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Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt - Hyde Park, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 46.077 W 073° 56.091
18T E 588533 N 4624560
Quick Description: President Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) and his wife Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962) are interred in the rose garden of Franklin D. Roosevelt's family estate in Hyde Park, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2019 6:10:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMZWA1
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 2

Long Description:

The gravesite of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt is marked with a large rectangular slab of white marble on which is inscribed:

1882 - 1945
1884 - 1962

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.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City. On March 17, 1905 she married her fifth cousin Franklin D. Roosevelt and together they lived in Franklin's Hyde Park estate. Upon the election of Franklin as president of the United States she served as First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She died in New York City on November 7, 1962.

Eleanor became famous in her own right because of her advocacy for civil rights and social justice. She served as the United States Representative and Chairwoman to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly, and was appointed by President Kennedy to be Chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.

First Name: Franklin Delano & Anna Eleanor

Last Name: Roosevelt

Born: 1/30/1882

Died: 4/12/1945

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