- The FDR and Lucy Mercer Affair
November, 1913 to 1913 Albany, New York The Great Depression, Affair, FDR, Lucy Mercer
Franklin D. Roosevelt will forever be remembered for his public contribution to our nation during the Great Depression years. However, the confidence FDR exuded publically was also used in a more private nature. Late in 1913 Lucy Mercer was hired by Eleanor Roosevelt to act as a social secretary and as such she managed any of the paperwork and social affairs of Eleanor. When FDR first saw Lucy, she...