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Eleanor Roosevelt

Wife of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Activist and Promoter of New Deal
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Net worth 2018: $600,000
Residence: New York City, New York, USA
Country: United States
BirthDay: 11 October 1884
Sigh: Scorpio
Died On: November 7, 1962
Education: Finishing school

Eleanor Roosevelt was bornon 11 October 1884 in New York City, New York, USA, American, is Wife of American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Activist and Promoter of New Deal. Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of former American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the First Lady of the United States from 1933 to 1945. After the death of President Roosevelt, Eleanor rose to fame with her work related to women’s empowerment, New Deal coalition and as a writer, public speaker and political activist. She was a keen political figure who had chaired the John F. Kennedy administration's path breaking committee that brought the start of second-wave feminism. Her role as the chairman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women from 1961 to 1962 made her rank in the top ten of the ‘Gallup's List of Most Widely Admired People of the 20th Century’. Eleanor Roosevelt was a powerful figure who played a significant role in co-founding the NGO, ‘Freedom House’ and supporting the formation of the United Nations. She worked hard to bring positive changes in statuses of working women. She was a woman of various roles. She was invited by President Harry S. Truman and confirmed by the United States Senate to become a delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1945 and 1952. Eleanor Roosevelt rose much higher than being just the wife of President Roosevelt as she not only supported her husband’s New Deal policies but also became a prominent advocate of America’s civil rights.


In addition, the Eleanor Roosevelt Monument in Riverside Park, New York, Eleanor Roosevelt College in San Diego, and the Eleanor Roosevelt Awards for Human Rights, established in 1998 by the President Bill Clinton carry her legacy even today


Later in 1973, she was posthumously inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame and in 1977 her stone cottage at Val-Kill was declared Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site


On November 7, 1962 she died from cardiac failure at her Manhattan home


In April 1960, Eleanor Roosevelt was diagnosed with aplastic anemia


It was adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 1948 by a vote of 48 in favor, none against; though eight countries abstained from voting


Apart from her public work, she also found time to write several books about her life and experiences, including ‘This Is My Story’ (1937), ‘This I Remember’ (1949), ‘On My Own‘ (1958) and ‘Autobiography’ (1961)


Besides, from 1936 until her death she wrote a syndicated column, ‘My Day’, which appeared six days a week


Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was her father’s elder brother


Here she studied from 1899 to 1902 and under the guidance of the headmistress she began to blossom


In October 1892, Eleanor’s mother died from diphtheria and in May 1893, her brother Elliott passed away from the same disease


Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 in New York City

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