1965 May 26

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., Becomes First Chair of New EEOC


The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was created by the 1964 Civil Rights Act and began operating a year later as specified by the law. The first chair, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., was the son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Eleanor Holmes Norton became the first woman to chair the EEOC on May 27, 1977.

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