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Roosevelt, Eleanor

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Eleanor Roosevelt by Douglas Chandor
[White House Collection, courtesy of the White House Historical Association]



Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

Date of Birth
October 11, 1884

Date of Death
November 7, 1962 

Place of Birth
New York City 

Birth Family
Elliott Roosevelt and Anna Hall Roosevelt

Franklin Roosevelt, herfifth cousin once removed

The Roosevelts had six children, five of whom survived infancy: Anna Eleanor, Jr.,
James, Franklin Delano, Jr., Elliott and John Aspinwall

Tutored privately until 15 at Allenswood Academy, a private finishing school;
in the 1920 Eleanor studied at The New School

Author speaker, politician and activist for the New Deal coalition

Reason for Fame
First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945

Additional Information
Eleanor received forty-eight honorary degrees.  She was was a champion of civil rights
and women's rights.  She was one of the most admired people of the 20th century,
according to Gallup's List of Widely Admired People


  Fast Facts Resources
PBS:  The American Experience - Eleanor Roosevelt
Women in History:  Eleanor Roosevelt