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Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt (born October 11 1884 - November 7 1962) was a human rights activist and First Lady of the United States to her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The daughter of Elliott Roosevelt and Anna Hall, she also was her husband's distant cousin and a niece of Theodore Roosevelt.

After World War II, she was instrumental in formulating the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in securing civil rights for Americans. She was responsible for the establishment of the 2,800 acre Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, New Brunswick in 1964 following a gift of the Roosevelt summer estate to the Canadian and American governments.

After her death, her son Elliott Roosevelt wrote a series of best-selling fictional murder mysteries wherein she acted as a detective, helping the police solve the crime, while she was First Lady. They feature actual places and celebrities of the time.

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