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26th President of the United States
Nicknames: "TR"; "Trust-Buster"; "Teddy"
Born: October 27, 1858, in New York, New York
Father: Theodore Roosevelt
Mother: Martha Bulloch Roosevelt
Married: Alice Hathaway Lee (1861-1884), on October 27, 1880; Edith Kermit Carow (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 McKinley)
Presidential Salary: $50,000/year
|Year||Popular Votes||Electoral Votes|
|Alton B. Parker||5,084,223||140|
|William H. Taft||3,486,720||8|
Vice President: Charles Warren Fairbanks (1905-09)
- 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)
- William 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)
- 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 — by Tweed Roosevelt
- 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.
- Theodore Roosevelt — from People in THE WEST
- Based on the documentary THE WEST by Ken Burns and Stephen Ives, this biographical sketch focuses on Roosevelt’s love of the West and all things Western.
- Ranch Life and the Hunting-Trail (1888)
- Inaugural Address (1905)
- Letter to Sir Edward Grey on World War I (1915)
- 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.
- Mount Rushmore
- Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, the faces of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln 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: Conservation as the Guardian of Democracy
- An essay by Daniel Filler on the environmental stance of Roosevelt and the impact that stance had on the rest of the nation.
- Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
- The Buffalo, New York location where Roosevelt took the oath of office after the death of McKinley.
- 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.
- The inspiration for the teddy bear is believed to have come from a political cartoon about a bear-hunting trip Roosevelt went on in 1902.
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