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Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Date: 1882 - 1945
Remarks: 32nd President of the U.S.; In 1928 he was elected Governor of New York. In 1932, he defeated Hoover for the presidency with his New Deal policies designed to cure business depresssion that gripped the nation. He was elected to an unprecendented 4 terms in office. His administration instituted a series of innovative federal programs such as Social Security, the Works Projects Administration, the Tennesee Valley Authority