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26 - Theodore Roosevelt

Personal Statistics:

Birth Date: October 27, 1858

Birthplace: Family brownstone, 28 East 20th Street, New York City, New York

Father: Theodore Roosevelt Sr. (1831-1878)

Mother: Martha Bulloch (1834-1884)

Height at Prime: About 5 feet 8 inches

Physical Description: Robust, barrel chest, bull neck, cleft chin, wide-set blue eyes, cropped brown hair, mustache

Religion: Dutch Reformed

1st Wife: Alice Hathaway Lee (July 29, 1861 – February 14, 1884)

1st Marriage Date: October 27, 1880

1st Marriage Place: Unitarian Church, Brookline, Massachusetts

Children: Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (February 12, 1884 – February 20, 1980)

2nd Wife: Edith Kermit Carow (August 6, 1861 – September 30, 1948)

2nd Marriage Date: December 2, 1886

2nd Marriage Place: St. George’s Church of Hanover Square, London, England

Children:

-- Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (September 13, 1887 – July 12, 1944)

-- Kermit Roosevelt (October 10, 1889 – June 4, 1943)

-- Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (August 13, 1891 – December 10, 1977)

-- Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt (April 9, 1894 – October 13, 1979)

-- Quentin Roosevelt (November 19, 1897 – July 14, 1918)

Death Date: January 6, 1919

Place of Death: Sagamore Hill estate, Oyster Bay, New York

Cause of Death: Coronary embolism

Final Words: “James, will you please put out the light.”

Burial Place: Young’s Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York

Professional Statistics:

New York State Assemblyman (1882-1884)

Member of U.S. Civil Service Commission (1889-1895)

President of New York City Police Board (1895-1897)

Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1897-1898)

Commander of the Rough Riders in Spanish-American War (1898)

Governor of New York (1898-1900)

Vice President of the United States (1901)

26th President of the United States (1901-1909)

Political Party: Republican

His Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks (1905-1909)

Events During Presidency:

Panama Canal

Roosevelt Corollary and Big Stick Diplomacy

Anthracite Coal Strike (1902)

Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905)

Antitrust Policy

Meat Inspection Act, Pure Food and Drug Act (1906)

Conservation Movement

Panic of 1907

Gentleman’s Agreement (1907)

Oklahoma admitted to the Union (1907)


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