Henry J. Toombs papers, 1902-1967 (bulk 1923-1967).
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Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was the longest-serving First Lady throughout her husband President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s four terms in office (1933-1945). She was an American politician, diplomat, and activist who later served as a United Nations spokeswoman. A shy, awkward child, starved for recognition and love, Eleanor Roosevelt grew into a woman with great sensitivity to the underprivileged of all creeds, races, and nations. Her constant work to improve their lot made her one of the most loved–...
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born on January 30, 1882, in Hyde Park, New York. He was the son of James (lawyer, financier) and Sara (Delano) Roosevelt. He married Anna Eleanor Roosevelt on March 17, 1905, and had six children: Anna, James, Franklin, Elliott, Franklin Jr., John. He received his B.A. from Harvard in 1904 and later attended Columbia University Law School. Roosevelt was admitted to the Bar in 1907 and worked for the Carter, Ledyard, and Milburn firm in New York City from 1907 to 19...
Henry J. Toombs, architect and sculptor, was born in Cuthbert, GA; attended the U.S. Naval Academy, 1913-1916; received B.S. (1921) and M.A. (1923) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in architecture; worked for McKim, Mead, and White, New York architects; began independent architectural work for the Roosevelt family, ca. 1926; associated with Eric Gugler, architectural offices in New York City; served as architect for Georgia Warm Springs Foundation; opened offices in Warm ...