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The Three GracesEleanor Roosevelt and Her Friends$
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Emily Herring Wilson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469635835

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.001.0001

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The White House

The White House

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(p.125) 12 The White House
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The Three Graces
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Emily Herring Wilson

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635835.003.0013

FDR's election was daunting to Eleanor, who feared giving up her newly acquired independence. Marion and Nancy helped moved her personal belongings into the White House, as they had helped move her to the NY Governor's Mansion. They were frequent visitors, perhaps unaware of the frequency of visits from Eleanor's new friend, Lorena "Hick" Hickok, who had been an AP reporter assigned to cover the First Lady until within a few months Hick realized that her friendship prevented her objectivity and she resigned. Eleanor helped her get a job traveling to report to Harry Hopkins on conditions in the worst of the small towns of America. Eleanor begins her daily "My Day" syndicated column. Eleanor continued to make friends, especially Joe Lash, a young liberal who introduced Eleanor to the Youth Division of the National Democratic Committee. Marion and Nan increasingly were outside the White House circle

Keywords:   FDR, The White House, Eleanor Roosevelt, Marion Dickerman, Nancy Cook, Lorena "Hick" Hickok, "My Day" Joe Lash, discord

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