The 32nd President, Franklin Roosevelt - January 30
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born JANUARY 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, NY. The 32nd President, Franklin Roosevelt was in office longer than any other, over 12 years, serving during the Great Depression and World War II. On October 6, 1935, FDR stated: "We cannot read the history of our rise and development as a nation, without reckoning with the place the Bible has occupied in shaping the advances of the Republic...Where we have been the truest and most consistent in obeying its precepts, we have attained the greatest measure of contentment and prosperity." In a Fireside Chat, March 9, 1937, FDR stated: "I hope that you have re-read the Constitution of the United States in these past few weeks. Like the Bible, it ought to be read again and again." In a Campaign Address, November 1, 1940, FDR stated: "Those forces hate democracy and Christianity as two phases of the same civilization." In a Radio Address, November 4, 1940, FDR stated: "Democracy is the birthright of every citizen, the white and the colored; the Protestant, the Catholic, the Jew." In a Radio Address, May 27, 1941, FDR stated: "The Nazis are as ruthless as the Communists in the denial of God."