Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 –1945), commonly known as FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he was elected four times and served from March 1933 to his death in April 1945. He was a central figure in world events during the mid-20th century, leading the United States during a time of worldwide economic depression and total war.

FDR was not in the military. According to the Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, “When the United States entered World War I in 1917, Franklin held the civilian post of Assistant Secretary of the Navy. He was eager to enlist, but President Wilson urged against it, citing his important service in the Navy Department.”

However, Medic has obtained from the National Archives military records related to FDR’s desire to serve in the military. They may be viewed here: Service Records; Medical Records; Related Correspondence.