The Diary of a Young Girl
Publication Date: June 1993
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Eleanor Roosevelt was an American politician and humanitarian, and, as the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is recognized as the longest-serving first lady of the United States (1933-1945.) Born into the prominent Roosevelt family, Eleanor was raised in privilege by her grandmother following the death of her parents. Educated overseas, Roosevelt returned home to the United States and married her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, in 1905. Influenced by her husband s success in politics, Roosevelt made regular public appearances and held her own press conferences while first lady.
Following Franklin s death in 1945, Roosevelt remained active in politics, and became one of the first delegates to the United Nations, as well as participating in the UN Commission on Human Rights and in John F. Kennedy s Presidential Commission on the Status of Women. She also penned numerous memoirs and articles, including the autobiographies This Is My Story, This I Remember, and On My Own. Eleanor Roosevelt died in 1962 at the age of 78. Roosevelt, along with her husband Franklin Delano and uncle Theodore, is the subject of the 2014 Ken Burns documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.