Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962

Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of President ROOSEVELT and an extremely popular public figure in her own right. In September 1941 she was made Director of the Office of Civilian Defense. Throughout the war she traveled widely on goodwill trips to build morale, visiting Britain, Australia and the South Pacific. She was several times a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and was Chairman (1947) of the UN Committee on Human Rights.

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