FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES (1933-1945)
Image Pop-UpEleanor Roosevelt signing autographs.
Though not an elected or appointed governmental official, Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a towering figure in the politics of her day. In her travels, lectures, and writing, she promoted a liberal political agenda. Her discussions with her husband and her reports to him on what she had seen and heard on her travels were important in determining Roosevelt's political strategies. James Farley, an important adviser and campaign manager to Roosevelt, called her "the most practical woman I've ever met in politics."
A distant cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born into a patrician family...
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