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Eleanor Roosevelt
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt (1996), p. 199


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Born: October 11, 1884

Died: November 7, 1962 (aged 78)

Nationality: American

Occupation: First Lady, politician

Bio: Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an international author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition.

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