Mercer, Lucy Page

(1891-1948)
   Lucy Mercer was born in Washington, D.C., and had returned from a convent school in Austria when she became Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal secretary in 1914. In 1918, Eleanor discovered that Franklin D. Roosevelt was having an affair with Mercer. They agreed to maintain their marriage rather than divorce, and FDR agreed not see Mercer again. Mercer married Winthrop Rutherford in 1920. However, it seems likely that the relationship with FDR did continue, and after Rutherford’s death in 1944, the president began to see Mercer once more. She was with him when he died.

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