"Former Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins and Eleanor Roosevelt at the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Triangle Fire, March, 1961" by Kheel Center, Cornell University Library is licensed under CC BY 2.0 | "Frances Perkins" by Clara Sipprell, 31 Oct 1885 - 27 Dec 1975 is marked with CC0 1.0

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Frances Perkins – Politician

One of the most famous legacies of the FDR Administration, the New Deal, was the brainchild of the first woman to hold a Cabinet position, Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor. Perkins’ work also included establishing a minimum wage, a maximum work week, banning child labor, and creatinig the Social Security Act.  She served under Franklin D. Roosevelt his entire tenure and was appointed by President Truman to the United States Civil Service Commission.

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