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Questions and Answers about Eleanor Roosevelt

Question: When did ER and FDR marry?

Answer:

picutre: Eleanor in her wedding gown They married March 17, 1905, in New York City. Although Theodore Roosevelt had offered ER a White House wedding, she decided to hold the ceremony at her cousin Susie Parish's home on East 76th Street. TR, who was in town to lead the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, escorted ER down the aisle. Endicott Peabody, FDR's Groton headmaster, officiated at the ceremony.

 

View photocopy of Eleanor's and FDR's marriage certificate

 

Read newspaper article about ER's and FDR's wedding  


Sources:

Roosevelt, Eleanor. This Is My Story. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1937, 125.