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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Nicknames: "Eleanor Roosevelt", "Eleanor", "Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt"
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Birthplace: 56 West 37th Street, New York, New York, USA
Death: Died in New York, New York County, New York, USA
Cause of death: Aplastic anemia, disseminated tuberculosis, and heart failure
Place of Burial: Family plot, Rose Garden Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site , Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA GPS (lat/lon): 41.76804, -73.93482
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elliot Roosevelt I and Anna Rebecca Roosevelt
Wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Mother of Anna Roosevelt; Brig. General James Roosevelt (USMC); Franklin Roosevelt; Brig. General Elliott Roosevelt (USAAF); Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and 1 other
Sister of Elliott Roosevelt Roosevelt, Jr. and G. Hall Roosevelt
Half sister of Elliott Roosevelt Mann

Occupation: First Lady of the United States, Delegate to the UN, First Lady of the USA, activist., First Lady to President FDR
Managed by: John Patrick McCaffrey
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About Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved--and for some years one of the most revered--women of her generation.

She was born in New York City on October 11, 1884, daughter of lovely Anna Hall and Elliott Roosevelt, younger brother of Theodore. When her mother died in 1892, the children went to live with Grandmother Hall; her adored father died only two years later. Attending a distinguished school in England gave her, at 15, her first chance to develop self-confidence among other girls.

Tall, slender, graceful of figure but apprehensive at the thought of being a wallflower, she returned for a debut that she dreaded. In her circle of friends was a distant cousin, handsome young Franklin Delano Roosevelt. They became engaged in 1903 and were married in 1905, with her uncle the President giving the bride away. Within eleven years Eleanor bore six children; one son died in infancy. "I suppose I was fitting pretty well into the pattern of a fairly conventional, quiet, young society matron," she wrote later in her autobiography.

In Albany, where Franklin served in the state Senate from 1910 to 1913, Eleanor started her long career as political helpmate. She gained a knowledge of Washington and its ways while he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. When he was stricken with poliomyelitis in 1921, she tended him devotedly. She became active in the women's division of the State Democratic Committee to keep his interest in politics alive. From his successful campaign for governor in 1928 to the day of his death, she dedicated her life to his purposes. She became eyes and ears for him, a trusted and tireless reporter.

When Mrs. Roosevelt came to the White House in 1933, she understood social conditions better than any of her predecessors and she transformed the role of First Lady accordingly. She never shirked official entertaining; she greeted thousands with charming friendliness. She also broke precedent to hold press conferences, travel to all parts of the country, give lectures and radio broadcasts, and express her opinions candidly in a daily syndicated newspaper column, "My Day."

This made her a tempting target for political enemies but her integrity, her graciousness, and her sincerity of purpose endeared her personally to many--from heads of state to servicemen she visited abroad during World War II. As she had written wistfully at 14: "...no matter how plain a woman may be if truth & loyalty are stamped upon her face all will be attracted to her...."

After the President's death in 1945 she returned to a cottage at his Hyde Park estate; she told reporters: "the story is over." Within a year, however, she began her service as American spokesman in the United Nations. She continued a vigorous career until her strength began to wane in 1962. She died in New York City that November, and was buried at Hyde Park beside her husband. -------------------- Please see Wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt -------------------- Anna Eleanor Roosevelt ; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and assumed a role as an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate. During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.[1]

Active in politics for the rest of her life, Roosevelt chaired the John F. Kennedy administration's ground-breaking committee which helped start second-wave feminism, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She was one of the most admired people of the 20th century, according to Gallup's List of Widely Admired People.[

-------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (pronounced /ˈɛlɨnɔr ˈroʊzəvɛlt/; October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. She supported the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and became an advocate for civil rights. After her husband's death in 1945, Roosevelt continued to be an internationally prominent author, speaker, politician, and activist for the New Deal coalition. She worked to enhance the status of working women, although she opposed the Equal Rights Amendment because she believed it would adversely affect women.

In the 1940s, Roosevelt was one of the co-founders of Freedom House and supported the formation of the United Nations. Roosevelt founded the UN Association of the United States in 1943 to advance support for the formation of the UN. She was a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952, a job for which she was appointed by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate. During her time at the United Nations she chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. President Truman called her the "First Lady of the World" in tribute to her human rights achievements.

Active in politics for the rest of her life, Roosevelt chaired the John F. Kennedy administration's ground-breaking committee which helped start second-wave feminism, the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She was one of the most admired people of the 20th century, according to Gallup's List of Widely Admired People. She was an honorary member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority.

On a tour of Federal Prisons in the early 1950 I believe she inquired what do all these inmates do all day? The response was nothing. She put together a program where every Federal Prison has a work program. One in Pa. makes office furniture, etc. Each inmate receives a salary. Source, G. Gordon Liddy's book. WGA

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Birth: Oct. 11, 1884 New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA Death: Nov. 7, 1962 Manhattan New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA

Presidential First Lady. Her life was actually a unique two part American march to fame and immortality. Her early life with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, where as a mother of five children and the first lady of the land, saw her active in Democratic politics while helping to shape her Husband's New Deal program. After the death of the President, she became an identity in her own right, lecturing and writing. (Her syndicated newspaper column, "My Day", started in 1936 and ran until a month before her death) She advocated racial equality, women's rights and world peace. Her resignation from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1939 after the organization refused to let Marian Anderson sing at Independence Hall because of her color set the early tone for the civil rights movement. She was the only person to hold the position of a public member of the United States delegation to the United Nations, where she chaired the Commission on Human Rights. In the summer of 1962, she was diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. Realizing the end was near, she convinced doctors to discontinue treatment while returning to her apartment in New York City where she remained until her death at the age of 78. Her remains were taken to Hyde Park where a private service was held at St. James Episcopal Church and concluded with a public graveside service attended by many dignitaries and all the nation's living presidents. Adlai Stevenson gave the eulogy, the person she supported in his two failed attempts for the presidency. Burial followed next to her husband in the Rose Garden at Hyde Park. The United Nations posthumously awarded its first Human Rights Prize to Eleanor Roosevelt. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive))


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Parents:
 Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1860 - 1894)
 Anna Rebecca Hall Roosevelt (1863 - 1892)

Spouse:
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945)*

Children:
 Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Halsted (1906 - 1975)*
 James Roosevelt (1907 - 1991)*
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1909 - 1909)*
 Elliott Roosevelt (1910 - 1990)*
 Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1914 - 1988)*
 John Aspinwall Roosevelt (1916 - 1981)*

Siblings:
 Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)
 Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (1889 - 1893)*
 Gracie Hall Roosevelt (1891 - 1941)*
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Burial: Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site Hyde Park Dutchess County New York, USA GPS (lat/lon): 41.76804, -73.93482


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Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady's Timeline

1884
October 11, 1884
New York, New York, USA
1905
March 17, 1905
Age 20
New York, New York
1906
May 3, 1906
Age 21
New York, New York, United States
1907
December 23, 1907
Age 23
Hyde Park, Dutchess, Ny
1909
March 18, 1909
Age 24
1910
September 23, 1910
Age 25
New York City, New York
1914
August 17, 1914
Age 29
Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada
1916
March 13, 1916
Age 31
Washington, DC
1962
November 7, 1962
Age 78
New York, New York County, New York, USA
November 10, 1962
Age 78
Hyde Park, Dutchess County, New York, USA GPS (lat/lon): 41.76804, -73.93482