- Category : 1880-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX The Clarion 1
American writer and government official, the first woman member of a presidential cabinet, serving as Secretary of Labor for President F.D. Roosevelt for 12 years beginning in 1932. She was one of the brains behind the New Deal and the US Social Security program. Her books include, "Women as Employers," 1919 and "The Roosevelt I Knew," 1946.
She married Paul Wilson in 1913 and they had a daughter Susanna born in 1916. He reportedly suffered from mental illness, probably bipolar and she was the major breadwinner in the family.
Perkins died on May 14, 1965. She was posthumously installed in the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1982.