View images featuring Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), wife and first lady to the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, and favorite niece of the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. Eleanor’s childhood was filled with wealth and privilege as well as loss and isolation. She married Franklin in 1905 and raised five children. As first lady, she grew into a role of activism and engagement with the press and public on issues like Civil Rights. In her later years, she served as a delegate the UN General Assembly, where she helped draft the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.