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Photograph of French President Vincent Auriol presenting Eleanor Roosevelt with a medal, during his visit to the... - NARA - 200285

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Photograph of French President Vincent Auriol presenting Eleanor Roosevelt with a medal, during his visit to the... - NARA - 200285

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Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat, and activist. She was the longest-serving First Lady of the United States, holding the position from 1933 to 1945 during her husband Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office. Roosevelt was a strong advocate for civil rights and worked to improve the lives of disadvantaged people. She was also involved in the formation of the United Nations and served as its first chairperson of the Human Rights Commission. Roosevelt was a pioneering figure in American politics and a role model for many women. The Roosevelt family is an American political family from New York City. The family has produced several notable politicians, including two United States Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Roosevelt family is descended from the Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam, and their surname comes from the Dutch van Roosevelt, meaning "of Roosevelt." The Roosevelt family has been involved in politics for several generations, and many members have held important political offices. Some other notable members of the Roosevelt family include Eleanor Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., and Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.

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