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On October 11, 1884, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City

October 11, 2024

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On October 11, 1884, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was born in New York City. The wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor was a very popular and outspoken first lady. She was keenly interested in politics and led humanitarian efforts for the poor and disadvantaged. She was also our longest-serving first lady, as her husband was elected for four terms.📝📝📝

Did you know? Eleanor wanted to include women in politics and professions outside of the domestic sphere – she was responsible for holding press conferences that only admitted women reporters.

Prior to this time, women were generally excluded from White House media events.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, July 20, 1933

 

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Media and Digital Content Associate

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October 11, 2024
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