Theodore Roosevelt

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Portrait, Theodore RooseveltTheodore Roosevelt 26th President of the United States (September 14, 1901 to March 3, 1909) Nicknames: “TR”; “Trust-Buster”; “Teddy” Born: October 27, 1858, in New York, New York Died: January 6, 1919, in Oyster Bay, New York

Father: Theodore Roosevelt Mother: Martha Bulloch Roosevelt Married: Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), on October 27, 1880; Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (1861-1948), on December 2, 1886 Children: Alice Lee Roosevelt (1884-1980); Theodore Roosevelt, Jr. (1887-1944); Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943); Ethel Carow Roosevelt (1891-1977); Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt (1894-1979); Quentin Roosevelt (1897-1918) Religion: Dutch Reformed Education: Graduated from Harvard College (1880) Occupation: Author, lawyer, public official Political Party: Republican Other Government Positions:

  • Member of New York State Assembly, 1882-84
  • Member of Civil Service Commission, 1889-95
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1895-97
  • Governor of New York, 1898-1900
  • Vice President, 1901 (under tiny U.S. flagMcKinley)

Presidential Salary: $50,000/year

Presidential Election Results:
YearPopular VotesElectoral Votes
1904Theodore Roosevelt7,628,461336
Alton B. Parker5,084,223140
1912tiny U.S. flagWoodrow Wilson6,296,547435
Theodore Roosevelt4,118,57188
tiny U.S. flagWilliam H. Taft3,486,7208

Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks (1905-09) Cabinet:

Secretary of State
John M. Hay (1901-05)
Elihu Root (1905-09)
Robert Bacon(1909)
Secretary of the Treasury
Lyman J. Gage (1901-02)
Leslie M. Shaw (1902-07)
George B. Cortelyou (1907-09)
Secretary of War
Elihu Root (1901-04)
tiny U.S. flagWilliam H. Taft (1904-08)
Luke E. Wright (1908-09)
Attorney General
Philander C. Knox (1901-04)
William H. Moody (1904-06)
Charles J. Bonaparte (1906-09)
Postmaster General
Charles Emory Smith (1901-02)
Henry C. Payne (1902-04)
Robert J. Wynne (1904-05)
George B. Cortelyou (1905-07)
George von L. Meyer (1907-09)
Secretary of the Navy
James D. Long (1901-02)
William H. Moody (1902-04)
Paul Morton (1904-05)
Charles J. Bonaparte (1905-06)
Victor H. Metcalf (1906-08)
Truman H. Newberry (1908-09)
Secretary of the Interior
Ethan A. Hitchcock (1901-07)
James R. Garfield (1907-09)
Secretary of Agriculture
James Wilson (1901-1909)
Secretary of Commerce and Labor
George B. Cortelyou (1903-04)
Victor H. Metcalf (1904-06)
Oscar S. Straus (1906-09)

Supreme Court Appointments:

Associate Justice
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1902-32)
William Rufus Day (1903-22)
William Henry Moody (1906-10)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Theodore Roosevelt — from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Theodore Roosevelt — from American Presidents: Life Portraits — C-SPAN
Biographical information, trivia, key events, video, and other reference materials. Website created to accompany C-SPAN’s 20th Anniversary Television Series, American Presidents: Life Portraits.
Theodore Roosevelt: A Brief Biography
Written by his great-grandson and hosted by the Theodore Roosevelt Association, this biography includes links to additional documents to expand upon topics in TR’s life.
Theodore Roosevelt — from The American President
From the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in addition to information on the Presidents themselves, they have first lady and cabinet member biographies, listings of presidential staff and advisers, and timelines detailing significant events in the lives of each administration.

Historical Documents:

Inaugural Address (1905)
Letter to Sir Edward Grey on World War I (1915)

Media Resources:

From a speech where he explains why the bosses oppose the Progressive Party. (1:20)
MP3 (629K)
From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University.

Other Internet Resources:

Mount Rushmore
Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the faces of tiny U.S. flagWashington, tiny U.S. flagJefferson, tiny U.S. flagLincoln and Teddy Roosevelt stand 60 feet tall.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
The Oyster Bay, New York home of Roosevelt from 1885 until his death. History and tourist information available.
Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site
A reconstruction of the New York, New York home where Roosevelt was born. History and tourist information available.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
The Buffalo, New York location where Roosevelt took the oath of office after the death of tiny U.S. flagMcKinley.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Located in the Badlands of North Dakota, Roosevelt first visited this area in 1883 and loved it. Now a National Park, there are many activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

Points of Interest:

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