Franklin Delano Roosevelt was permanently paralyzed from the waist down. During his presidency he faked full severeness of his disability to the general public. He even had mechanism on his legs so he was able to stand and even walk few steps, when aided. The mechanism looked like medieval torture device, it had metal parts which went into his skin. It was very painful to use, yet he used it since he got paralyzed in 1921. to his death in 1945. He served 4 terms as president, which is unrepresented record in US history. He was key figure for the Allies during WW2.