Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt in 1920

Full Name Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Born 30 January 1882
Status Deceased
Died 12 September 1921
Allegiance United States
Political Party Democratic Party

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (30 January 1882 – 12 October 1921), commonly known as FDR, was an American politician who served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy from 1913 to 1921 and was the Democratic candidate for Vice-President in the 1920 election.

Roosevelt contracted polio while supervising a Boy Scout picnic in late July 1921. He began showing symptoms the following month, and steadily declined. On 12 September he succumbed to the disease.