1884-1962. An activist, prophetic First Lady - the conscience, alas oft-ignored, of the FDR Administration - and a popular newspaper columnist; in later years, she served her country in diplomatic roles. The Hillary Clinton of her day, and probably even more vilified - it was a much more serious matter back then when a woman didn't Know Her Place. Distant cousin of FDR, and niece of Theodore Roosevelt. Blanche Wiesen Cook's biography will give you the Big Writeup.