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Tributes to Eleanor Roosevelt Pour In

Nov. 9, 1962 - Thousands of messages of tribute to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt (pictured with President Roosevelt in 1933) from leaders all over the world continued to pour in today. Among those paying tribute were Queen Elizabeth, Premier Khrushchev, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, and U Thant, the U.N. Acting Secretary General. Mr. Khrushchev, in his message, said: “The Soviet Government and all the Soviet people knew Eleanor Roosevelt as an outstanding American civic leader and the closest friend of the great American, Franklin D. Roosevelt, with whose name are linked many good pages in the history of Soviet-American relations, both in peacetime and during the joint struggle against Hitler’s Germany. After the death of President Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt remained true to his convictions about the necessity for good relations between the Soviet Union and the United States in the necessity of strengthening peace in the whole world. Please accept our sincere condolences.”


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