ROOSEVELT, ELEANOR
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, (1884 - 1962). First Lady; Humanitarian and activist; Diplomat.Married to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the U.S., Mrs. Roosevelt was the most active first lady in history. Even before Roosevelt's election to the Presidency, she worked tirelessly for the underprivileged and for equal rights for minority groups and, after FDR's election, she continued this work along with frequent trips as a "fact finder" and "goodwill ambassador" for her husband. She served as a delegate to the U.N. (1945-1951, 1961-1962), where she was chairman of the Human Rights Commission and helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.