Eleanor Roosevelt Facts

Eleanor Roosevelt Facts

Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician, diplomat, activist and the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. She was first lady from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. For more facts on Eleanor Roosevelt see the list below.

Name
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

Marriage/Spouse
Franklin Roosevelt, herfifth cousin once removed

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

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

Career
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

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