Roosevelt was born October 27, 1858 at 7:45 PM. at the
family brownstone, 28 East 20th St, New York City. He was the only
president born in New York City. His father was Theodore Roosevelt, Sr.
(1831-1878), Merchant. His mother was Martha “Mittie” Bulloch Roosevelt
(1834-1884). He was the second of four children; Theodore had two sisters and a
brother-Mrs. Anna “Bamie” Cowles, Elliot Roosevelt and Mrs. Corinne
Theodore Roosevelt married Alice Hathaway Lee when he was
22 and she was 19 years of age, on October 27, 1880, at the Unitarian Church in
Brookline, Massachusetts. She died when she was 22 years of age from Childbirth
complications. Roosevelt remarried Edith Kermit Carow when he was 28 and she was
25 years of age on December 2, 1886 at St. George’s hurche of Hanover Square,
in London England.
Roosevelt had one daughter by the first marriage- Alice
Roosevelt (1884-1990); and he had four sons and a daughter by his second
marriage-Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1887-1944), Kermit Roosevelt (1889-1943), Ethel
Carow Roosevelt (1891-1977), Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt (1894-1979) and Quantin
Too sick to attend school, Theodore learned the
fundamentals from his maternal aunt Annie Bulloch and other teachers followed.
He studied German and French in Dresden, Germany in the summer of 1873. In 1875
he passed the Harvard admission exam. He graduated twenty-first of a class of
177 students in 1880. He entered Law school in 1880 but dropped out the
following year to run for the state assembly. He never sought admission to the
Roosevelt served in the New York National Guard from 1882
to 1885, rising from second lieutenant to Captain. Latter, during the
Spanish-American war, Roosevelt served as Commander of the First U.S. Volunteer
Cavalry Regiment participating in the action in Cuba rising to Colonel.
His public positions include: New York State Assemblyman
(1882-1884), Member of the Civil Service Commission (1889-1895), President of
New York City Police Board (1895-1897), Assistant Secretary of the Navy
(1897-1898), Governor of New York (1898-1900) and Vice President (March to
With the death in office of Vice President Garret Hobard,
He became the Vice president under President McKinley and, after the
assassination of McKinley; Roosevelt assumed the presidency On September 14,
1901. Roosevelt became elected president in 1904 running for the Republican
During his last years Theodore Roosevelt was plagued by recurrences of the malaria and leg infection contracted in Brazil. He also had a painful inflammatory rheumatism, and ear infection that developed into mastoiditis, leaving him deft of one ear. In his sleep he suffered a coronary embolism and died on January 6, 1919, shortly after 4 Am.
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