Eleanor Roosevelt

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Born

October 11, 1884

Eleanor Roosevelt was born In New York City.

Married

1905

Married Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States from 1933 - 1945

Advocacy work

1933 - 1945

Eleanor Roosevelt worked to help improve the rights of women during the time her husband was President by holding press conferences only for women, writing an opinion column and participating in radio broadcasts

Writer

1937 - 1961

Roosevelt wrote many books during this time including an autobiography and many other books about her life and experiences

UN Representative

1945 - 1953

She worked as a delegate in the General Assembly and then as chair of the Human Rights Commission which means she played a major part in writing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

More humanitarian work

1961

JFK appointed her as a delegate for the UN again and also chair of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Death

November 7 1962