Eleanor Roosevelt

(1884_1962 / New York City, New York)

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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (October 11, 1884 – November 7, 1962) was the longest serving 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. 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 ... more »

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  • ''I'm so glad I never feel important, it does complicate life!''
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. author, speaker, and First Lady. As quoted in Eleanor: The Years Alone, ch. 2, by Joseph P. Lash (1972). Said ...
  • ''Have convictions. Be friendly. Stick to your beliefs as they stick to theirs. Work as hard as they do.''
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. author, speaker, and First Lady. As quoted in Eleanor: The Years Alone, ch. 3, by Joseph P. Lash (1972). From ...
  • ''... all big changes in human history have been arrived at slowly and through many compromises.''
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 27, by Joseph P. Lash (1971). Stated i...
  • ''... any citizen should be willing to give all that he has to give his country in work or sacrifice in times of crisis.''
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 51, by Joseph P. Lash (1971). Said on ...
  • ''Anyone who thinks must think of the next war as they would of suicide.''
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. First Lady, author, and speaker. As quoted in Eleanor and Franklin, ch. 51, by Joseph P. Lash (1971). In a Jan...
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