Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 -1962)
Born Anna Eleanor Roosevelt in New York City into a wealthy and socially prominent family. Her parents died when she was young.
She was a shy and unhappy girl.
She was educated in England and later married her distant cousin: Franklin D. Roosevelt who became president of the USA in 1933.
As First Lady, Eleanor conducted social events at the White House, travelled around the country, gave lectures and radio broadcasts, and wrote a newspaper column.
She had had a lot of sympathy for people who were poor and had problems and became active in charity work.
After Franklin D. Roosevelt’s death, she served as an spokesperson to the United Nations.
She is buried beside her husband in Hyde Park.