Eleanor Roosevelt - First Lady of the United States, speaker, politician, and activist

Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady of the United States in the period of 1933 to 1945. She sustains the New Deal policies of her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and become 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. 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.

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. In 1999, she was ranked in the top ten of Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Date Of Birth
October 11, 1884
Place Of Birth
New York, New York, United States
Political party
Franklin D. Roosevelt
First Lady, diplomat, activist
Date Of Died
November 7, 1962
Place Of Died
New York, New York, United States

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