Lorena Hickok

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Birthday
7, 1893
Birthplace
East Troy, WI
Death Date
May 1, 1968 (75)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
7, 1893
Birthplace
East Troy, WI
Death Date
May 1, 1968 (75)

About

Journalist who became a confidant, and perhaps more, to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's term in the oval office.

Before Fame

She was covering the soon-to-be First Lady for the Associated Press, and got to know her on a personal level during a long train ride.

Trivia

In over 3,000 letters were passed between Eleanor and her beloved Hick. The two women may have struck up, as some historians have argued, a lesbian relationship.

Family Life

She was born in East Troy, Wisconsin as the daughter of Anna Adelsa, a dressmaker, and Addison Hickok, a buttermaker.

Associated With

As a shadow advisor to FDR, she also helped Eleanor Roosevelt in some initiates, working, as some historians said, as "the woman behind the woman."