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Research Article: Eleanor Roosevelt

Blanche Wiesen Cook
This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 9 pages of information about Eleanor Roosevelt.
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Born October 11, 1884

New York, New York

Died November 7, 1962

Hyde Park, New York

First lady of the United States, social activist

Few Americans  were neutral in their feelings about this powerful woman who refused to accept the traditional role of a presidents wife. From No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II Eleanor Roosevelt.  B "Few Americans … were neutral in their feelings about this powerful woman who refused to accept the traditional role of a president's wife."
From No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Home Front in World War II
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Eleanor Roosevelt served as first lady from March 1933 to April 1945, longer than any other president's wife. She also was one of the first first ladies to work tirelessly for social reforms both in the United States and worldwide. Checking on conditions throughout the nation during World War II (1939–45) and earlier, she was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's (1882–1945; served 1933–45; see entry) "eyes and ears." During the war...

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