“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was one of the most influential first ladies in the United States. Alongside Franklin D. Roosevelt, she changed the role of first lady for everyone by actively participating in American politics herself. Eleanor Roosevelt is most known for her advocacy for human and women’s rights. After being first lady for four terms, she went on to be a chair of UN’s Human Rights Commission.
Fun Fact: Though she told reporters that she would not continue her public service after FDR's death, she continued it anyway after being appointed as a delegate for the UN by President Harry Truman.