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Eleanor Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States 1933–1945
Background
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born October 11, 1884 to parents Elliot Roosevelt and Anna Hall. She was educated at a private school in England. In 1902 she returned to the United States and was presented at a debutante ball at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and soon afterwards renewed her acquaintance with Franklin Delano Roosevelt and were engaged in 1903. In 1905, she married her fifth cousin once removed, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the couple had six children with five surviving to adulthood. She received international notoriety as the longest-serving First Lady between 1933 to 1945. Also known as simply Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.

Prewar
On April 4, 1936 sponsored USS Yorktown CV-5 at Newport News, Virginia.

Wartime History
During World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt was active in the war effort.

On August 27, 1942 she was in attendance at the launch of USS Iowa BB-61 at Brooklyn, New York.

On January 21 1943 sponsored USS Yorktown CV-10 at Newport News, Virginia.

During 1943, she traveled independently, the first overseas trip by a First Lady to the during 1943 to the South Pacific. During September 1943 she visited Guadalcanal and was photographed with A6M3 Zero Tail T2-175 and toured the American Cemetery Guadalcanal.
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Memorials
Eleanor passed away on November 7, 1962 at age 78 in Manhattan, NYC. She is buried at the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park, NY next to her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

References
YANK "Eleanor Roosevelt Visits Guadalcanal" cine footage by by Sgt John A. Bushemi, September 1943
Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
National Park Service (NPS) Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site
FindAGrave - Eleanor Roosevelt (photo, grave photo)

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