37 Facts About Eleanor Cross

1. Eleanor Cross enjoyed corresponding with President Kennedy and with Mrs Kennedy, both of whom she thought were serving the country well.

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2. Eleanor Cross loved to celebrate anniversaries, birthdays, and other special occasions, and she continued to enjoy these events at Hyde Park or at her apartment in New York City.

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3. Eleanor Cross was bitterly opposed to the anti-communist campaign of persecution led by Senator Joseph McCarthy during the 1950s.

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4. In 1952 Eleanor Cross traveled throughout the world in support of humanitarian causes.

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5. Eleanor Cross referred to her time at the UN as "one of the most wonderful and worthwhile experiences in my life.

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6. Eleanor Cross made the necessary financial arrangements and enjoyed visits with friends and family at Hyde Park.

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7. Eleanor Cross quickly made plans to move from the White House.

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8. Eleanor Cross realized at Franklin's fourth inauguration in January 1945 that his health might be failing.

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9. Eleanor Cross worked with officials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and supported federal antilynching laws that her husband had failed to endorse for fear of losing Southern votes.

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10. Eleanor Cross worked with others to ensure that programs for women were included in the New Deal's Works Progress Administration, which created work projects for people on relief.

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11. Eleanor Cross believed it was the government's responsibility to aid people struggling through the Depression.

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12. Eleanor Cross reported back to the much improved Franklin what the public thinking was on various issues.

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13. Eleanor Cross began to make a few political speeches on her own.

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14. Eleanor Cross began teaching the older girls in 1927 in American history, English, literature, and current events.

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15. Eleanor Cross spent much time there with Nancy Cook and Marion Dickerman, two friends who were leaders in Dewson's Women's Division.

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16. Eleanor Cross often said she was Franklin's "legs and eyes" during his years of healing.

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17. Eleanor Cross discovered that Franklin had fallen in love with her own young, beautiful, and capable personal secretary, Lucy Mercer.

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18. Eleanor Cross joined the Red Eleanor Cross canteen, helped organize the Navy Red Cross, and, for the Navy League, distributed raw wool to be knit into clothing for the men in the services.

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19. Eleanor Cross chose Eleanor Cross to accompany her on travels through Europe during school breaks.

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20. Eleanor Cross served as the first US delegate to the United Nations from 1945 to 1951.

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21. Eleanor Cross brought people who could not vote and, until the New Deal, did not count, into the mainstream of American life.

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22. Eleanor Cross was eighteen when she joined her girl-hood chums and helped build the Junior League for the Promotion of Settlement Movements.

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23. Eleanor Cross became ardent about public affairs, and she pursued a life of responsibility.

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24. Eleanor Cross devoted herself to the formal role of first lady.

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25. Eleanor Cross began to act upon this teaching after her return to New York, plunging into work for the good of others.

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26. Eleanor Cross regretted that Franklin did not live long enough to enjoy watching the celebrations.

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27. Eleanor Cross quickly moved from the White House to her Val-Kill cottage.

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28. Eleanor Cross believed government had the responsibility to aid those people struggling most.

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29. Eleanor Cross began making political speeches on her own and continued to relay to the improving Franklin the thinking on various issues.

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30. Eleanor Cross began teaching there in 1927 in several subjects including American history, English, literature, and current events.

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31. Eleanor Cross helped operate a Red Eleanor Cross canteen and tended to navy wounded.

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32. Eleanor Cross would increasingly resent her intrusion in their lives as the years went by.

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33. Eleanor Cross gave birth to a daughter, known as "Joan of Acre" for her birthplace.

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34. Eleanor Cross was the second of five children born to Ferdinand and Joan.

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35. On March 17, 1905, 20-year-old Eleanor Cross married Franklin Roosevelt, a 22-year-old Harvard University student and her fifth cousin once removed.

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36. Eleanor Cross is referred to in Daniel Defoe's Tour thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, in his report on the Great Fire of Northampton in 1675, ".

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37. Eleanor Cross worked with William of Ireland to carve the statues: William was paid £3 6s.

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