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Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady: 1933 - 1945
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
As life developed, I faced each problem as it came along. As my activities and work broadened and reached out, I never tried to shirk. I tried never to evade an issue. When I found I had something to do—I just did it.

Born - October 11, 1884 in New York, New York

Parents - Elliott Roosevelt & Anna Livingston Hall Roosevelt

Married - March 17, 1905 to Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Children - Anna Eleanor (1906 – 1975),
James (1907 – 1991),
Franklin (1909),
Elliott (1910 – 1990),
Franklin Delano, Jr. (1914 – 1988),
John Aspinwall (1916 – 1981)

Education – Allenwood School in London, England

Occupation – social worker

Firsts - 1st First Lady to host a weekly radio show. 1st First Lady to hold a press conference in the White House to women reporters only.

Causes - After the White House, she served as United States delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and later the head of the U.N. Commission on Human Rights

Post White House residence - New York City

Other Offices – First Lady of New York 1929-1932

Died - November 7, 1962 in New York, New York

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Did You Know IconDid You Know...
  • Mrs. Roosevelt was active in the women’s division of the State Democratic Committee.
  • Mrs. Roosevelt wrote a daily syndicated newspaper column called, “My Day.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt was the 1st First Lady to host a weekly radio show.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt was the 1st First Lady to hold a press conference in the White House to women reporters only.

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