Theodore  Roosevelt Jr.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919)

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President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Jr.
Born in New York City, New York, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Brookline, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married in London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, USAmap
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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was the President of the United States.
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Preceded by
25th President
William McKinley




Preceded by
24th Vice President

Garret Hobart




Preceded by
32nd Governor

Frank S. Black
Theodore Roosevelt
26th President
of the United States
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1901—1909

25th Vice President
of the United States
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1901

33rd Governor
of New York
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1899—1900
Succeeded by
27th President
William Howard Taft




Succeeded by
26th Vice President

Charles W. Fairbanks




Succeeded by
34th Governor

Benjamin Barker Odell Jr.

Contents

Biography

Personal

Theodore Roosevelt, Jr was born in 1858 to Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt Sr. and Martha Bulloch. Teddy had 2 sisters and 1 brother. Their names were Anna, Corinne and Elliott. Anna and Teddy were extremely close and Teddy called her "Bamie". Theodore or "Teedie" as he was known by family, hated the nickname Teddy, grew up in New York City. He was mostly homeschooled due to his Asthma and other illnesses. He went to school at Harvard where he developed an interest in naval affairs.

Theodore Roosevelt married his first wife Alice on October 27, 1880. He was very excited about the birth of their first child also named Alice in February 1884. He lost his wife and mother on the same day, two days after the baby's birth. He left baby Alice in the care of his sister Bamie, (Anna's nickname) while he grieved over his losses in the West.

His second marriage to Edith Kermit Carow produced 5 children. Theodore knew Edith for most of their lives and had actually dated and were engaged before he met his first wife Alice.

Theodore's hobbies included reading, hunting and protecting the environment. He also liked to box to build his physique. He especially loved to read science, nature, and hunting books because he found them very amusing and interesting.

He was considered a true American hero, the example that people should live by.

Career

Theodore Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1880 and went on to Columbia Law School it there he dropped out to enter politics.

He published his first historical book in 1882 called The Naval War of 1812.

As a New York state legislator, he was appointed to the United States Civil Service Commission by Benjamin Harrison in 1888 and served until 1895. He worked as New York City Police Commissioner, for 2 years. He became Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1898 and and Colonel of the Rough Riders. Later in 1898 he became governor of New York.

He became Vice President of the U.S. and on September 14, 1901when president William Mckinley was assassinated he became the 26th president of the United States until 1909. He was 42.

Presidency

President Theodore Roosevelt’s interventionist foreign policy subverted the Constitution and helped transform America into the most powerful nation on Earth.

Describing his foreign policy, Roosevelt quoted a West African proverb: "Speak softly and carry a big stick." As president, Roosevelt used "big stick diplomacy" to seize unprecedented executive power in handling international affairs.

He was the first world leader to make an argument to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague. He also was first to call for convening of what became the Second Hague Peace Conference at which he got the Latin American Nations to equal the rest of the world.

When Roosevelt was president he tried to make the Republican Party more progressive, which included trust busting, and increasing the regulation of businesses.

Roosevelt helped create the Panama Canal and negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese war, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize.

Later Years

In 1912 Roosevelt when on a expedition to South America, where he got malaria. The malaria damaged his health.

He was a successful president, naturalist, historian, lawyer and explorer.

Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt, the only president to receive the Medal Of Honor, was characterized as being a depressed, neurotic, imperialistic and opportunistic individual.

In 1918, his youngest son Quentin was killed in WWI.

It was January 6, 1919, when Theodore passed away from coronary embolism in his sleep at his home Sagamore Hill. He was buried in Young's Memorial Cemetery at Oyster Bay, New York.

Legacy

  • 1998 - One hundred years after the Spanish American War, Theodore Roosevelt was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.[1]
  • Roosevelt County, Montana and Roosevelt County, New Mexico are both named in President Roosevelt's honor.

Sources

  1. Home of Heroes Medal of Honor Citation for Theodore Roosevelt

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Memories: 2

On 30 Oct 2009 Joseph Nieto wrote:

Theodore Roosevelt will be mainly remember because he was our 26th president. He had an eight year presidency. He is the one who founded The NCAA also known as the National Collegiate Athletic Association. While he was in office he gave federal protection over 230 million acres of land that spread from Maine to Florida.


On 29 Oct 2009 Mark O'Neill wrote:

Inspiring quote:

"A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad."-Theodore Roosevelt




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On 2 Aug 2017 at 12:48 GMT Vicki Norman wrote:

approved the merge

On 2 Aug 2017 at 01:59 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Roosevelt-437 and Roosevelt-18 appear to represent the same person because: please merge, along with the parents

On 2 Aug 2017 at 01:35 GMT Vicki Beyer wrote:

This profile is obviously a duplicate of roosevelt-437, yet it appears that a merger of the two profiles has been rejected. I strongly urge that the profiles be merged. Duplicate profiles just clutter up the database, making the information dubious.

On 2 Aug 2017 at 01:34 GMT Vicki Beyer wrote:

This profile is obviously a duplicate of roosevelt-18, yet it appears that a merger of the two profiles has been rejected. I strongly urge that the profiles be merged. Duplicate profiles just clutters up the database and makes the information dubious.

On 9 Jul 2017 at 18:51 GMT Yvonne (Williams) Doñate wrote:

I edited the biography section onlyfor you guys, hope you dont mind, but it was all out of wack with several bits of wrong info like birthdate and college grad and wives names and children. Dont worry i did not change anything. Only the biography portion. Which appeared to be unedited after a merge.

Be sure you are editing the biography after a merge or you get two bios like u had here.

On 23 Feb 2017 at 03:31 GMT Cynthia (Wilfong) Mangiafico wrote:

I added several pictures, if the team feels any of them need to be deleted, I will understand

On 15 Jun 2015 at 22:16 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Please add wikitreepresidents@googlegroups.com to the trusted list for this profile.

On 17 Apr 2015 at 12:30 GMT Cara Kajewski wrote:

Possibly an error with child - Alice Lee Roosevelt was born to Alice Hathaway (Lee) Roosevelt in 1884 - the paragraph suggests the childs name to be Edith Alice.

On 17 Sep 2014 at 15:11 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

This profile is the
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On 17 Sep 2014 at 14:51 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

I love this profile a lot. Great work!

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