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Research Article: Roosevelt, Eleanor

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Roosevelt, Eleanor

(b. October 11, 1884; d. November 7, 1962) First Lady from 1933 to 1945, during the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt; one of the most important public figures of the twentieth century.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a First Lady, social reformer, diplomat, and one of the most important public figures of the twentieth century. Throughout her political life she was a powerful advocate for human rights, international peace, and race and gender equality. She devoted herself to the underprivileged, disenfranchised, and downtrodden of the nation and the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City to a wealthy and politically active family. At the age of ten, following the death of her parents, Eleanor Roosevelt went to live with her grandparents and later attended boarding school in England. It was after she finished school that she first became active in the social reform movement, where she worked to better the working...

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