Forward NYCR Honors Prominent Women During Womens History Month ; Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11 , 1884 and was an American politician , diplomat and activist.¬†She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, having held the post from March 1933 to April 1945 during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office, and served as United States Delegate to the United Nations General Assembly from 1945 to 1952.

She was the first presidential spouse to hold regular press conferences, write a daily newspaper column, write a monthly magazine column, host a weekly radio show, and speak at a national party convention.

After Franklin D Rooselvelt was infected with polio in 1921 , she began giving speeches and appearing at campaign events in his place. Roosevelt would make many public appearances on his behalf when he became governor of New York in 1928.

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