Franklin D. Roosevelt served longer than any other president of the United States. He held office from 1933 until his death in 1945 at the beginning of his fourth term. During his presidency he led the United States through two great crises --the Great Depression of the 1930's and World War II. Roosevelt was a man of unusual charm and great optimism which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile
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for Dewey and close to 4 million popular votes. But his health, which had been declining since early in 1944, did not improve. After returning from the Yalta Conference, he went to Warm Springs, Georgia, to rest. There, on April 12, 1945-- less than a month before the war in Europe ended--he died of a cerebral hemorrhage. As the world mourned Roosevelt's death, Vice President Harry S Truman took over the duties of office as the new president.