Glossary of People and Places
Mary McCleod Bethune, A Southerner and a black educator who was a friend of Eleanor.
Anna Roosevelt Boettiger, the Roosevelts' only daughter; lives in the White House 1944-45.
Laura Delano, Franklin's cousin; she is often with Franklin in his final years.
Lorena Hickok (Hick), a journalist who befriends Eleanor. She lives in the White House from 1941-45.
Harry Hopkins, close adviser to FDR during the New Deal and WWII; very sick.
Cordell Hull, Secretary of State. In 1944, he retires and is replaced by Edward Stettinius.
Frank Knox, Secretary of Navy.
William Knudsen, former head of General Motors, heads war production from 1940-42.
Esther Lape, close friend of Eleanor.
Joe Lash, 25 years younger than Eleanor and her close friend. FBI bugs some of their visits.
Marguerite "Missy" LeHand, FDR's secretary and close friend from 1920-1941.
John L. Lewis, head of the Coal Miners Union.
George C. Marshall, Chief of Staff during the war; later Secretary of State responsible for the Marshall Plan.
Crown Princess Martha of Norway, lives in U.S. during the war; frequent companion of FDR.
Lucy Mercer, Eleanor's personal secretary for several years. When Franklin's affair with her was discovered by Eleanor in 1918, a divorce was avoided by FDR's promise never to see Lucy again. Their relationship, however, was renewed in 1943.
Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury, advocate for Jewish refugees. He and his wife, Elinor, were longtime friends of the Roosevelts.
Henrietta Nesbitt, the White House housekeeper.
Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor and first woman Cabinet member.
A. Philip Randolph, President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters.
Sara Delano Roosevelt. FDR's mother. She adores Franklin but is a difficult mother-in-law.
The Roosevelts' Sons: Elliot, Army Air Corps; James, Marines; FDR, Jr., Navy; John, Navy.
Henry Simpson, Secretary of War.
Edward Stettinius, former Chairman of U.S. Steel, supervises the production and delivery of raw materials during the war and becomes Secretary of State in 1944.
Margaret Suckley, FDR's cousin and Hyde Park neighbor; gives him the dog Fala.
Malvina Thompson (Tommy), Eleanor's secretary.
Grace Tully, FDR's secretary during most of the war years.
"Pa" Watson, Roosevelt's military aide.
Walter White, black, journalist, leader of NAACP.
Wendell Willkie, Republican candidate for president in 1940; an internationalist.
Campobello, summer home of the Roosevelts on the Maine-Canada border.
Casablanca, city in Morocco (part of French North Africa) where Roosevelt and Churchill meet in January of 1943.
Hyde Park, Franklin's home on the Hudson River north of New York City.
Quebec, a city in Canada where two meetings between Churchill and Roosevelt take place.
Tehran, the capital of Iran where the first meeting between the Big Three is held in November, 1943.
Val-Kill, a cottage (22 rooms) that Franklin builds for Eleanor at Hyde Park.
Warm Springs, Georgia, a place in western Georgia where there are hot springs. It is frequented by Roosevelt and other people with polio.
Yalta, a place on the Crimean peninsula where a conference between the Big Three is held in February, 1945.