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Sara Roosevelt

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The Resume

    (September 21, 1854-September 7, 1941)
    Wife of James Roosevelt (1880-1900)
    Mother of US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Why she might be annoying:

    She married a man twenty years her senior.
    She dominated the life of her only son, Franklin.
    She urged FDR to avoid politics.
    Like many American aristocrats of the day, she was an anti-Semite.
    It is believes she influenced FDR to ignore the plight of different races.
    She despised Eleanor Roosevelt and urged her son not to marry her.
    She probably never worked a day in her life.
    FDR once commented that he was afraid of her his entire life (the only thing we have to fear is mother herself).

Why she might not be annoying:

    She was considered very pretty in her day.
    She nearly died during child birth of FDR.
    She financially supported her son for most of his life.
    When FDR cheated on Eleanor with his secretary, her threat to disinherit him kept the marriage together.
    She believed in public service and donated generously to charity.
    She was the mother of one of America's greatest presidents.

Credit: Captain Howdy

Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 453 Votes: 56.07% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 4 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 64.71% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 10 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 9 Votes: 77.78% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 19 Votes: 68.42% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 38 Votes: 23.68% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 107 Votes: 52.34% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 132 Votes: 53.79% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 90 Votes: 55.56% Annoying