The official portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt
The official portrait of Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
Eleanor, age 3
Eleanor, age 3
 
 
Eleanor, age 18
Eleanor, age 18
 
 
Eleanor, Franklin, children, and mother-in-law
Eleanor, Franklin, children, and mother-in-law
 
 
Photo of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
Photo of Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
 
 
First Lady and President Roosevelt
First Lady and President Roosevelt
 
 
Eleanor with her dog Fala
Eleanor with her dog Fala
 
#32 Roosevelt, Eleanor
Topic(s):   First Ladies (U.S.)
Quick Facts
Full Name Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Born October 11, 1884 (New York City, New York)
Died November 7, 1962 (New York City, New York)
Nationality American
First Lady Number 32
Dates in the White House March 4, 1933 to April 12, 1945
Occupation(s) social worker, writer, book author, teacher
Major Achievement(s) active First lady, Red Cross volunteer, United Nations delegate

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City. She always wanted to be called Eleanor. Both Eleanorís parents died by the time she was ten. At 15, she went to school in England. Eleanor felt she was ugly. But she learned to be confident there.

When she came back, she became a social worker. Eleanor helped the poor people of New York City. She taught people how to get better jobs. Eleanor worked to make jobs safe. She helped the workers get better wages.

Eleanor met Franklin Roosevelt, a distant relative, during a train ride. They married in 1905. Together they had six children. Franklin got polio in 1921. Eleanor became active in politics. She worked hard for womenís rights. She also helped Franklin run for governor of New York State.

In 1933, Franklin Roosevelt was elected President of the United States. Eleanor wanted to be a new kind of First Lady. She talked to the reporters. She went all around the country. During World War II, Mrs. Roosevelt visited U.S. soldiers. She wrote newspaper articles. She was against racism. She cared about the problems of women.

President Franklin died in 1945. The new President, Harry S. Truman, sent Eleanor to the United Nations. Later, President John F. Kennedy asked her to help, too.

Eleanor wrote books. She stayed active in politics. She always tried to make things better for women.

Eleanor got sick. Doctors had trouble figuring out what was wrong. She died at home at the age of 78.

Resource information

Eleanor Roosevelt. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.biography.com/people/eleanor-roosevelt-9463366 3us-first-lady

Eleanor Roosevelt Biography - National First Ladies' Library. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=33

Eleanor Roosevelt | whitehouse.gov. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600/first-ldies/eleanorroosevelt

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