She dedicated her life in the cause of civil liberties and human rights.
He led the nation through the Great Depression and World War II.
Daughter of a wealthy merchant who made a fortune in the tea and opium trade.
Eleanor's Uncle and FDR's political role model.
Eleanor Roosevelt's father.
Eleanor Roosevelt's mother.
Designer, suffragist, and political organizer.
Progressive activist, educator and political organizer.
Eleanor Roosevelt's friend and personal secretary.
FDR's top political adviser, Howe lived in the White House, always available to both Franklin and Eleanor.
A State Trooper, Earl Miller was assigned to protect Eleanor Roosevelt and became a lifelong friend.
A distinguished newspaper woman in the early 1930s, Hick was a model of success in a field dominated by men.
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under FDR.
First medical director of the United Nations, Gurewitsch became one of the most important figures in the latter part of Eleanor's life.
Esther Lape was well known as a journalist, researcher, and publicist.
Dewson was an influential organizer in the Democratic Party and national politics.
Hopkins' friendship with the Roosevelts had significant impact on New Deal policy.
Secretary of the Department of Labor, Perkins was the first woman to hold a cabinet position.
Union organizer, suffrage campaigner, labor law reformer, and socialist activist.
Eleanor's friend Caroline O’Day served four terms as congresswoman at large from New York.
Legal Theorist, Activist, and Minister
American craftsman. Val-Kill Pewtersmith.
American craftsman. Val-Kill furniture-maker.
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