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FDR Memorial: ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano In His Wheelchair (ca. 2007) at the FDR Memorial beside the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
by Robert Graham (click name for more of that artist's work)
located in James M. Goode's Potomac Park area (click link for more in that area)

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the thirty-second President of the United States. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945, and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms. A central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war, he has consistently been ranked as one of the three greatest U.S. presidents in scholarly surveys.

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, Roosevelt created the New Deal to provide relief for the unemployed, recovery of the economy, and reform of the economic and banking systems. Although recovery of the economy was incomplete until almost 1940, many programs initiated in the Roosevelt administration continue to have instrumental roles in the nation's commerce, such as the FDIC, TVA, and the SEC. One of his most important legacies is the Social Security system. Source: Wikipedia

Ten different sculptures comprise the FDR Memorial:
In His Wheelchair Presidential Seal
1st Inaugural The Rural Couple
The Fireside Chat BreadLine
Social Programs FDR with Fala
The Funeral Cortege Eleanor Roosevelt




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NOT WANTING A CONVENTIONAL WHEEL CHAIR, F.D.R.
DESIGNED HIS OWN BY USING A WOODEN KITCHEN CHAIR
AND ADDING TWO BICYLCLE AND TWO TRICYCLE WHEELS.

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More Info
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James M. Goode's
'Washington Sculpture' (hardcover p 504 Item #11.11; Potomac Park area)

Medium: Bronze, Granite
Artist: Robert Graham (click name for more of that artist's work)
Related subjects: .MAJOR ATTRACTIONS; US Presidents; World War II; Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Location: Ohio & West Basin Drives SW Washington, D.C.
See Potomac Park area in James Goode's Washington Sculpture
Nearest Metro: Smithsonian (Orange - Blue - Silver) (click station name for all sculptures nearby)
Smithsonian American Art Museum's Art Inventories Catalog: Control number 71500337 (dcMem ID #1160 )

Links & other sources
The Names of Washington D.C. (p131)
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Eleanor Roosevelt
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on Fala
'Who is That Man Anyway?' on FDR (139)
National Parks Service website
Wikipedia article on Roosevelt
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 1
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 1 sculptures
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial gold stars
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 2 inscriptions & fountains
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 2 sculptures
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 3
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 3 sculptures
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 4 inscriptions & fountains
NPS.gov List of Classified Structures FDR Memorial room 4 sculptures
Archives.gov on the FDR's "Day of Infamy" speech

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