Theodore Roosevelt the 26th president of the United States, was born
at 33 East 20th Street in New York on October 27, 1858.His father was a man of
some wealth and importance in civic affairs. A prosperous family like the
Roosevelts had a better than most people in that era. At eight years of age he
was sickly and delicate and then his interest in natural-history started at this
early age. Through sports and outdoor living, he became rugged and a love of the
strenuous life that he never lost. T Through private tutoring and travel he
became a very smart boy.
In 1876 Theodore entered Harvard college. At Harvard every ha to dress,
walk, and have good manners, but Thoedore did do these things. Most
students thought him odd. Later years at Harvard were better than the
earlier years. He was a member to: Porcelain Club, Institute of 1770, Hasty
Pudding Club , Alpha Delta Phi , O.K. Club , Natural History Society , The
Harvard Advocate (editor) , Glee Club , and in the Class Committee. After he
graduating from Harvard in 1880 , he married Alice Hathaway Lee of Boston. In
the same year he entered Columbia University Law School. But historical writing
and politics lured him away from a legal career.
His yearning for public acknowledge plus the corrupt state of New York
led him to join a local Republican Reform Club. In 1881 he was elected to
New York assembly where he set out to stop the corruption in both party
machines. In 1884 the death of his wife and a defeat in his political career
made him retreat to the Dakota Territory. In 1886 he came back to New York.
He ran for mayor when he came back.He was third. For the next three years
he stayed out of public affairs, and attending to his personal affairs . In
those three years he married Edith Kermit Carow and built a home near Oyster
Bay, Long Island. He had been appointed to the U.S. Civil Service by
President Harrison . His defeats in his political career helped... [continues]
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