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The Roosevelts. Elliott, Eleanor, FDR, Franklin Jr, James, Sara, John, and Anna in the living room of their home at Hyde Park. FDR Library Photo.

The Roosevelts

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    He led the nation through the Great Depression and World War II.

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    Eleanor Roosevelt

    She dedicated her life in the cause of civil liberties and human rights.

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    James Roosevelt

    American lawyer, businessman, and father of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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    Sara Roosevelt

    Daughter of a wealthy merchant who made a fortune in the tea and opium trade.

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    Isaac Roosevelt

    Sugar Merchant, Banker, and Patriot, Isaac was the great-great-grandfather of FDR.

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    Theodore Roosevelt

    Eleanor's Uncle and FDR's political role model.


Friends & Political Associates

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    Louis Howe

    FDR's top political adviser, Howe lived in the White House, always available to both Franklin and Eleanor.

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    Marguerite LeHand

    FDR's personal secretary and confidant, she was recognized as one of the most powerful people in his administration.

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    Henry Morgenthau Jr

    U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under FDR.

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    Lucy Mercer Rutherford

    Her affair with FDR was a defining moment in the Roosevelt lives.

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    Harry Hopkins

    Hopkins' friendship with the Roosevelts had significant impact on New Deal policy.

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    Harold Ickes

    FDR's Interior Secretary, Ickes managed the Public Works Administration.

Last updated: February 14, 2022

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