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Eleanor Roosevelt

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt chats with New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in his office in Washington, D.C. on 29 September 1941. The occasion: Mrs. Roosevelt was being sworn in as Mayor La Guardia's assistant in the Office of Civilian Defense, just a few months before Pearl Harbor and America's entry into World War II.  Mrs. Roosevelt's title was Assistant Director of the Office of Civilian Defense.

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