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The wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt changed the role of the first lady through her active participation in American politics.
Eleanor Roosevelt and her husband Franklin were well known for being gracious and fun loving hosts at both the White House and their home at Hyde Park.
A short biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, who became one of the most outspoken First Ladies in the White House. She became politically active by writing a newspaper column and drafting the UN Bill on Human Rights.
Biography of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her relationships with body guard Earl Miller and Associated Press reporter Lorena Hickok.
Biography of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her proactive campaigning for husband, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, for his policies and programs unlike her predecessors.
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President Kennedy also appointed Eleanor chair of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Eleanor died of cancer on November 7, 1962, at the age of 78. A revolutionary first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most outspoken women to live in the White House. While she's had her share of critics, most agree that she was a great humanitarian who dedicated much of her life to fighting for political and social change.
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Eleanor Roosevelt began courting her father's fifth cousin, 20-year-old Harvard student Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1903. The couple got engaged in November, married on St. Patrick's Day 1905, and produced six children, five of whom survived infancy. In 1921, while vacationing in Campobello Island, New Brunswick, FDR contracted an illness that resulted in permanent paralysis of his legs. Another blow followed: FDR's affair with Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer. The marriage endured, however, and as President and First Lady, they used their influence to promote New Deal policies and advocate for civil rights.
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When the 19th Amendment was ratified, women were finally given the right to vote, and over the years many courageous women have stepped onto the national political stage as well. In 1916, Jeannette Rankin became the first woman elected to Congress and almost a century later Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina woman to serve on the Supreme Court. And within the last two decades, the esteemable Hillary Clinton has served as First Lady, a New York senator and Secretary of State. These women, and many more, are setting the stage for the future of female leaders in Washington.
Visit Biography.com's Women's History group to explore more biographies, photos and videos of some the world's most fascinating women."
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