Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady of the United States

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American political figure, diplomat and activist. She served as the First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945, during her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt's four terms in office, making her the longest-serving First Lady of the United States. 1 2 3

Daily Routine

Eleanor Roosevelt had an extremely busy lifestyle. Her daily routine usually consisted of speaking at conferences and personal appearances. She also had vast amounts of mail to respond to, sometime up to 200-400 letter per day. The First Lady routinely had naps before speaking in public, a habit that stuck with her throughout her life. At night, Eleanor often only slept 4-5 hours.