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Lorena Hickok

Born Mar 7, 1893

Lorena Alice Hickok was an American journalist known for her close relationship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. Born in Wisconsin to a dressmaker and a butter farmer, Hickok had an unhappy childhood marked by isolation and abuse. After her mother's death when Hickok was fourteen, she left home, worked on her own, and completed high school with the help of a cousin.… Read More

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1893 Birth Born in 1893.


1926 33 Years Old She left the Minneapolis Tribune in 1926. … Read More
1928 35 Years Old 1 More Event
After working for "The Mirror" for about a year, Hickok landed a job with the Associated Press in 1928, where she became one of the wire service's most valued correspondents. … Read More
1932 39 Years Old In 1932, she convinced her editors to allow her to cover Eleanor Roosevelt during the presidential campaign and for the four month interregnum period. … Read More


1933 40 Years Old Because she felt she could no longer be objective in covering the Roosevelts, Hickok left the Associated Press in 1933. … Read More
During her time with FERA, Hickok developed a dislike of reporters. In one report to Hopkins in 1934, she wrote, “Believe me, the next state administrator who lets out any publicity on me is going to get his head cracked ” Hickok had also vented to Hopkins's secretary, Kathryn Godwin, about how she was “fed-up with publicity”. … Read More
1940 47 Years Old Hickok became the executive secretary of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 1940, and from early January, 1941 until shortly after FDR's fourth inauguration in 1945, she lived at the White House. … Read More


1945 52 Years Old When Hickok's diabetes worsened in 1945, she was forced to leave her position with the DNC. … Read More


1954 61 Years Old Hickok wrote several books, co-authoring "Ladies of Courage" with Eleanor Roosevelt in 1954, and following that with "The Story of Franklin D. Roosevelt," (1956), "The Story of Hellen Keller" (1958), "The Story of Eleanor Roosevelt" (1959), and several more. … Read More
1968 75 Years Old She lived in a cottage on the Roosevelt estate, where she died in 1968.
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