Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt

Born: October 11, 1884

Died: November 7, 1962

Nationality: American

Occupation: First Lady, politician

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: In a letter to Bernard Baruch, November 18, 1952. As quoted in: It Seems to Me: Selected Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt (University Press of Kentucky) by Leonard C. Schlup, p. 181
Source/Notes: As quoted in Peter's Quotations : Ideas for Our Time (1972) by Laurence J. Peter, p. 5

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