This article was published not too long after she assumed the title "First Lady"; and it was clear that Eleanor Roosevelt (1906 – 1975) was causing a dust-up in Washington:
"With the Constitution making no provision whatever for the duties of President's wives, they have heretofore confined their activities largely to the social side of the white House."
"Mrs. Roosevelt's governmental activities are approved by those who see them altruism, sympathy for the downtrodden, and a great desire to serve others. Her activities are opposed by those who feel that she is not properly a public servant because she is not responsible to the American electorate or directly accountable to it at election time."
Read a 1933 article about the FDR and the disaster that he promised to fix...