Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884, in New York City. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's wife. Roosevelt was dissatisfied with the customary function of the first lady and vowed to demonstrate the role of the first lady in American politics to the rest of the world by actively advocating human, civil, and women's rights. Roosevelt went on to serve as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and as a representative to the Commission on Human Rights under Harry S. Truman after her husband died in 1945. Under John F. Kennedy, she was the chairwoman of the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women.
Roosevelt is the author of several books about her life and experiences, including This Is My Story, On My Own, and The Moral Basis of Democracy, in addition to her political activities. On November 7, 1962, she passed away.