26 Theodore Roosevelt

26 Theodore Roosevelt

26 Theodore Roosevelt

26 Theodore Roosevelt
26 Theodore Roosevelt

 
  • Term: 26th President of the United States (1901-1909)
  • Vice President: Charles W. Fairbanks
  • Born: October 27, 1858, New York, New York
  • Nickname: "TR", "Trust-Buster", "Teddy"
  • Education: Harvard College (graduated 1880)
  • Religion: Dutch Reformed
  • Marriage: October 27, 1880, to Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), December 2, 1886, to Edith Kermit Carow (1861-1948)
  • Children: Alice Lee (1884-1980), Theodore (1887-1944), Kermit (1889-1943), Ethel Carow (1891-1977), Archibald Bulloch (1894-1979), Quentin (1897-1918)
  • Career: Author, Lawyer, Public Official
  • Political Party: Republican
  • Writings: The Naval War of 1812 (1882), The Winning of the West (1889-96), African Game Trails (1910), Autobiography (1913), America and the World War (1915)
  • Died: January 6, 1919, Oyster Bay, New York
  • Buried: Young’s Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York

Theodore Roosevelt Trivia:
Graduated Harvard College (1880) Vice President under McKinley. On November 18, 1903 the U. S. and Panama signed a treaty for a canal under U. S. sovereignty. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for arbitrating the end of the Russo-Jananese War. As a child, Roosevelt suffered asthma attacks and was too sickly to attend school. At 42, Roosevelt was the youngest president. The teddy bear is named for him. He lost the sight in one eye while boxing in the White House. He had a photographic memory. He could read a page in the time it took anyone else to read a sentence. He was the first president to travel outside the U.S. - Panama. Roosevelt craved attention. It was said that he wanted to be the bride at every wedding and the corpse at every funeral.


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