Roosevelt, Theodore  (1858 – 1919)
American Politician. Vice President and 26th President of the United States. Born in New York, New York. He received the Noble Peace Prize for his Treaty of Portsmouth, which ended the Russ-Japanese War. Appointed by President William McKinley as Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1897-1898, but resigned to enter the war with Spain. He organized the First Regiment, United States Volunteer Cavalry, known as "Roosevelt's Rough Riders". Briefly served as Governor of New York 1899-1900; elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket headed by William McKinley in 1900; inaugurated March 4, 1901; became President of the United States upon McKinley's assassination on September 14, 1901. Re-elected President in 1904 and served until March 3, 1909. Died at Oyster Bay, Nassau County, N.Y.

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letter to John Thurman (December 21, 1916) Theodore Roosevelt
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letter to Rennie Powers (August 6, 1897) Theodore Roosevelt
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Roosevelt, Thoedore portrait (undated) Brown's Famous Pictures No. 2137
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