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|Theodore 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 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) 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)
- 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 takes office after the assassination of President McKinley.
- The Supreme Court rules that the citizens of Puerto Rico are not US citizens, but are also not aliens.
- Roosevelt is reelected.
- The NAACP is founded.
- 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.
- 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 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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