Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 31

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882. He was so sickly that he  almost did not survive, and his worried parents held off naming him for two months. His  father was James Roosevelt, a graduate of Union College and Harvard Law School,  though not a practicing lawyer. James lived a life similar to an English country  gentleman, with a large estate at Hyde Park in New York. Sara Delano, from an family  background equally distinguished as the Roosevelts, was James Roosevelt's second  wife, and was separated from him by twenty years. His age and her difficulty giving birth  to Franklin prevented them from having any more children, and Franklin grew up as their  beloved only child. His relationship with his parents, especially his mother, was very  strong. It was her unshakeable faith in him that many believe gave him the self- confidence that enabled him to succeed later in life.
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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