Theodore Roosevelt Jr.
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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919)

President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Jr.
Born in New York County, New York, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 27 Oct 1880 in Brookline, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 2 Dec 1886 in London, Englandmap
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Died at age 60 in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Dec 2008
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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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25th Vice President
of the United States
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33rd Governor
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Succeeded by
27th President
William Howard Taft

Succeeded by
26th Vice President

Charles W. Fairbanks

Succeeded by
34th Governor

Benjamin Barker Odell Jr.



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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was awarded the Medal of Honor.


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 home-schooled 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 27th October 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.


Theodore Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1880 and went on to Columbia Law School it was there where 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 United States and on 14th September 1901 when president William McKinley was assassinated he became the 26th president of the United States until 1909. He was 42.


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.[1]

He was a successful president, naturalist, historian, lawyer and explorer. He was also a member of the Freemasons and Sons of the American Revolution[2][3]

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

It was 06 January 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. [4]


  • 1998 - One hundred years after the Spanish American War, Theodore Roosevelt was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor.[5]
  • His image is carved on Mount Rushmore[6]
  • Roosevelt County, Montana and Roosevelt County, New Mexico are both named in President Roosevelt's honor.


  1. Marx, Rudolph (October 31, 2011), The Health of The President: Theodore Roosevelt, Health guidance.
  2. SAR and US Presidents
  3. Freemasons: "Theodore Roosevelt October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919 September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909 Initiated on January 2, 1901 in Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York."
  4. "Theodore Roosevelt Dies Suddenly at Oyster Bay Home; Nation Shocked, Pays Tribute to Former President; Our Flag on All Seas and in All Lands at Half Mast"
  5. Home of Heroes Medal of Honor Citation for Theodore Roosevelt
  6. US National Park Service

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He established the US Forest Service and signed the 1906 Antiquities Act under which he proclaimed 18 National Monuments, establised 5 National Parks, 51 Wildlife Refuges and 150 Natiional Forests - also 1st cousin 11x thru Munro line
posted 20 Feb 2019 by Patricia (Long) Kent   [thank Patricia]
I have always been fascinated with this courageous and forthright man. "Speak softly, but carry a big stick." Maybe more so now that I know we're related. 15th cousin three times removed.
posted 21 Mar 2018 by Jon Bush II   [thank Jon]
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.
posted 30 Oct 2009 by Joseph Nieto
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

posted 29 Oct 2009 by Mark O'Neill
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I just linked Teddy Roosevelt, as a prior Assistant Secretary of the Navy to Could you add an Assistant Secretary of the Navy section of Teddy's succession box, and link to Allen?
posted by Connie Graham
Hello, I just wanted to share a profile of a an african american woman President Roosevelt had a hand in protecting.
posted by Karen Neuvirth
Thousands of Theodore Roosevelt's Papers Are Now Online Library of Congress - The majority of the material dates 1878 through 1919, the year of his death. Most of the material digitized from reels(485)of microfilm.
posted by Cheryl Givens
A few more great sources:

Adler, David A, Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Holiday House, 2014

Roosevelt, Theodore, The Rough Riders: An Autobiography, Literary Classics of the United States, Inc, New York, New York

Dalton, Kathleen, Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, Alfred A Knopf, New York, 2002

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
may we add

Category: Freemasonry "Theodore Roosevelt October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919 September 14, 1901 – March 4, 1909 Initiated on January 2, 1901 in Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York."

posted by Carole Taylor
... who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my Daughter, pgs 30-31, Harper Collins Publishing

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
He was the youngest U.S. President in history. Only person to win both the Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize. He was big into busting up the trusts that some American companies had built. He fought to become the first presidential conservationist. Established 18 national monuments, 5 national parks and more than one hundred million acres of national forest lands. He asked if there was a law to keep him from declaring Pelican Island a National Sanctuary when he heard the birds were being killed for fun. His aide said no, he ordered it to be done. He is quoted as saying "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumph, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits ...
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Roosevelt-437 and Roosevelt-18 appear to represent the same person because: please merge, along with the parents
posted by Robin Lee
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.

I added several pictures, if the team feels any of them need to be deleted, I will understand
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.
posted by Cara Kajewski