Born 11 October 1884 in New York, New York, USA,
Died 7 November 1962 in New York, New York, USA.
Following her husband's death, Eleanor remained active in politics for the rest of her life. She pressed the US to join and support the United Nations and became one of its first delegates. She served as the first chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, and oversaw the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
By her death, she was regarded as "one of the most esteemed women in the world" and "the object of almost universal respect".