The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia

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CHRONOLOGY OF ELEANOR ROOSEVELT’S LIFE AND CAREER

1884

—Born 11 October in New York City.

1892

—Mother, Anna Hall Roosevelt, died 7 December; maternal grandmother, Mary Ludlow Hall, assumed responsibility for ER’s care.

1894

—Father, Elliott Roosevelt, died 14 August.

1899–1902

—ER attended Allenswood School in England.

1902–1903

—ER made her debut and participated in the New York fall-winter social season.

1903–1904

—ER taught dancing and calisthenics at the Rivington Street Settlement House and investigated sweatshops for the National Consumers’ League in New York City.

1905

—ER married Franklin D. Roosevelt 17 March in New York City, where the couple established their first home.

1906

—Daughter, Anna, born 3 May.

1907

—Son, James, born 23 December.

1909

—Son, Franklin Jr., born 18 March; died 8 November.

1910

—Son, Elliott, born 23 September. FDR elected to the New York state Senate.

1913

—ER and FDR moved to Washington, D.C., after his appointment as assistant secretary of the navy.

1914

—Son, Franklin Jr., born 17 August.

1916

—Son, John, born 17 March.

1917–1918

—ER worked as volunteer during World War I with American Red Cross canteens, Navy League knitting projects, and naval hospitals.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Charts ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xv
  • Chronology of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Life and Career xxiii
  • Well-Known Quotations by Eleanor Roosevelt xxvii
  • A 1
  • B 44
  • C 75
  • D 122
  • E 152
  • F 166
  • G 204
  • H 222
  • I 267
  • J 278
  • K 287
  • L 294
  • M 323
  • N 359
  • O 383
  • P 396
  • R 425
  • S 474
  • T 509
  • U 531
  • V 542
  • W 549
  • Y 591
  • Z 596
  • Index 599
  • Editors 618
  • Contributors 619
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