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Roosevelt, Franklin Delano(Encyclopedia)Roosevelt, Franklin Delano dl´n r´zvlt [key], 1882–1945, 32d President of the United States (1933–45), b. Hyde Park, N.Y. Early Life Through both his father, James Roosevelt, and his...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial(Encyclopedia)Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Roosevelt, Eleanor(Encyclopedia)Roosevelt, Eleanor (Anna Eleanor Roosevelt)r´zvlt [key], 1884–1962, American humanitarian, b. New York City. The daughter of Elliott Roosevelt and niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she was an acti...
Delano(Encyclopedia)Delano dl´n [key], city (1990 pop. 22,762), Kern co., S central Calif., in the fertile San Joaquin valley; inc. 1915. The city's economy is based on agriculture (grain and fruit) and related en...
Campobello(Encyclopedia)Campobello kmpbl´ [key], island, 9 mi (14.5 km) long and 3 mi (4.8 km) wide, in Passamaquoddy Bay, N.B., Canada, just off the coast of Maine. The island passed to Canada by the Convention o...
Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake(Encyclopedia)Franklin D. Roosevelt Lake: see under Grand Coulee Dam.
Four Freedoms(Encyclopedia)Four Freedoms. In his message to Congress proposing lend-lease legislation (Jan. 6, 1941), President Franklin Delano Roosevelt stated that Four Freedoms should prevail everywhere in the world—freedo...
Grayson, Cary Travers(Encyclopedia)Grayson, Cary Travers, 1878–1938, American naval officer and surgeon, b. Culpeper co., Va. As a physician he entered (1903) the U.S. navy, was graduated (1904) from the navy medical school, and afte...
Henderson, Leon(Encyclopedia)Henderson, Leon, 1895–1986, American economist, administrator of the Office of Price Administration (1941–42), b. Millville, N.J. An official of the Russell Sage Foundation (1925–34), Henderson ...
Landon, Alfred Mossman(Encyclopedia)Landon, Alfred Mossman, 1887–1987, U.S. politician, b. West Middlesex, Pa. He was a banker and oil operator before he ran for public office. Landon served (1933–37) as governor of Kansas and gaine...
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