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July 10, 1960: Eleanor Roosevelt refuses to ride in a limousine to a reception, preferring to walk half a mile with reporters.
The absence of former President Harry Truman underscored the Democrats’ break with the past and cast a warm light on former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who attended the convention to support the faltering and ultimately doomed campaign of Adlai Stevenson.
In his Esquire magazine article, Norman Mailer said:
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July 11, 1960: Gov. Pat Brown and Eleanor Roosevelt.
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July 11, 1960: Eleanor Roosevelt and Adlai Stevenson at the Biltmore.
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Eleanor Roosevelt takes a balcony seat after an ovation from the crowd. This would be her last political convention.