Theodore Roosevelt

(1964 words)
  • James H. Meredith

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was a man of many parts: scion of aristocratic society, ambitious politician, public servant, and social reformer, and another part intellectual, naturalist, sportsman, and writer. Roosevelt became such a popular political figure that he was known either by his initials TR or by the more familiar appellation, Teddy. Roosevelt was born into an affluent Dutch-American family from New York City, and his major influence during his formative years was father, Theodore, and to a somewhat lesser extent his mother, Mittie, who originated from Georgia and was sister to prominent former Confederates, James and Irvine Bulloch.

The young Roosevelt was fond of the …

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Meredith, James H.. "Theodore Roosevelt". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 June 2002
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