Eleanor Roosevelt was raised around very spectacular people, but she ended up being as equally great as they were. She was born on October 11, 1887. Her father's name was Elliot Roosevelt, he was the younger brother of Theodore, and her mother's name was Anna Hall. When she was about 20 she met a charming, distant cousin named Franklin, who ended up being her husband. After she got married to him, they bore 6 children, 1 of them died of infancy.
She gained her interest in politics from her husband. When he was diagnosed with polio in 1921, she joined the women's division of State Democratic Committee to keep him interested in politics. In 1933 when she entered the White House, she was ready for what being the First Lady entailed. She gave many lectures and expressed her opinions in a newspaper article called "My Day". When World War II broke out she talked to many servicemen, and she also talked to Jacqueline Cochran about her flying airplanes.
When her husband died in 1945 she moved to Hyde Park and said her life in politics was over. It didn't last long though, she became and American Spokeswoman in the United Nations until her death in 1962. She was buried next to her husband in Hyde Park.