The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt Characters

Blanche Wiesen Cook
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was born in October, 1884 to Elliott and Anna Roosevelt. Elliott and Hall were her younger brothers. After her mother's death of diphtheria in 1892, the children went to live with grandmother Hall. She attends boarding school in England at the age of fifteen and travels around Europe. Eleanor becomes engaged to Franklin at the age of nineteen, and they marry on March 17, 1905. They have six children together.

Eleanor travels with her husband during his political career, learning to manage a household and children while performing according to what was expected of her. She worked for the Democratic Party after Franklin's bout with polio as well as teaching part time. She was also active in a variety of other activities. Eleanor continued to support her husband in whatever he decided to do.

As First Lady, Eleanor met and entertained many heads of state and other people...

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