Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was a social activist, delegate to the United Nations, and First Lady of the United States from 1933-1945. A widely respected cultural figure during her lifetime, Roosevelt redefined the role of First Lady while championing social causes such as civil and human rights. Roosevelt was active in politics until her death in 1962 and is today remembered as one of America's finest female leaders.
"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity."
Source: Today's Health, October 1966 (via Wikiquote)