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Theodore Roosevelt
New York City, New York
(1858-1919)

Professional Experience:
1914-1916:
Requested that President Wilson allow him to lead a division of volunteers in WWI but was declined.

1909-1912:
Served as special ambassador to England for King Edward VII’s funeral. Became unhappy with President Taft’s weak enforcement of Progressivism, and formed a third party named the Progressive Party. Ran as the Progressive Party candidate, but lost to Woodrow Wilson.

1901-1906:
Became president of the United States after President McKinley’s assassination. Became youngest president to ever hold the presidential office. Signed National Monuments Act. Built the Great White Fleet to strengthen the United States military, and also used it to intimidate and impress enemies and allies. Continued the construction of the Panama Canal. Added the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. Believed in Big Stick Diplomacy. Was awarded Nobel Peace Prize for playing a major part in the ending of the Russo-Japanese War.

1898-1899:
Served as governor of New York.

1897-1898:
Appointed assistant secretary of the Navy. Led the “Rough Riders”. Won the Battle of San Juan Hill.

1895-1897:
Served as New York City Police Commissioner.

1882-1884:
Member of the New York State Assembly. Youngest to ever hold this seat.

Education:
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, graduated magna cum laude 1880. Attended Columbia Law School, but did not graduate.

Personal:
2 marriages, 6 children

References:
William McKinley
President of the United States
65 Michigan Drive
Niles, Ohio

John D. Long
Secretary of the United States Navy
42 Florida Avenue
Buckfield, Maine
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