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ROOSEVELT, Theodore, (great-great-grandson of Archibald Bulloch, nephew of Robert Barnwell Roosevelt, father-in-law of Nicholas Longworth),
a Vice President and 26th President of the United States; born in
New York City, October 27, 1858; privately tutored; graduated from Harvard
University in 1880; studied law; traveled abroad; member, New York State
Assembly 1882-1884; moved to North Dakota and lived on his ranch; returned to
New York City in 1886; appointed by President Benjamin Harrison a member of the
United States Civil Service Commission 1889-1895, when he resigned to become
president of the New York Board of Police Commissioners; resigned this position
upon his appointment by President William McKinley as Assistant Secretary of
the Navy 1897-1898, when he resigned to enter the war with Spain; organized the
First Regiment, United States Volunteer Cavalry, popularly known as Roosevelts
Rough Riders; Governor of New York 1899-1900; elected Vice President of the
United States on the Republican ticket headed by William McKinley in 1900 and
was inaugurated March 4, 1901; upon the death of President McKinley on
September 14, 1901, became President of the United States; elected President of
the United States in 1904, inaugurated March 4, 1905, and served until March 3,
1909; unsuccessful candidate of the Progressive Party for President of the
United States in 1912 and 1916; engaged in literary pursuits; died at Oyster
Bay, Nassau County, N.Y., January 6, 1919; interment in Youngs Memorial
BibliographyAmerican National Biography;
Dictionary of American Biography; Blum, John Morton.
The Republican Roosevelt. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University
Press, 1977; Morris, Edmund.
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Coward, McCann and
Geoghegan, 1979; Morris, Edmund.
Theodore Rex. New York: Random House, 2001.