Person Female Born 11/10/1884 Died 7/11/1962
Born New York City as Eleanor Roosevelt. Went to finishing school in England. In 1905 at her wedding to her distant cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, she was given away by her uncle, President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1933, when FDR was elected President, she became First Lady. After his death in 1945 she continued her international political role and is particularly associated with the UN and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.