The Many Professions of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Impressive Resume

Eleanor Roosevelt was an extremely active person, both before, during and after her tenure as First Lady of the United States. Recognized the world over for her fierce tenacity and lifelong dedication to improving the lives of those less fortunate, Eleanor always lead by example. She amassed quite an impressive list of occupations, appointments and awards over the course of her 78 years, many of which are detailed in the mock resume below. With credentials like these, who wouldn’t hire Mrs. Roosevelt?


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