Franklin D. Roosevelt
Roosevelt in 1920

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

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – October 12, 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 of 1921. He began showing symptoms the following month, and steadily declined. On the 12th of September he succumbed to the disease.