Profile of the Day: Theodore Roosevelt

Posted October 27, 2015 by Amanda | No Comment
Profile of the Day: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

On this day in 1858, Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States, was born in New York City.

He was the second of four children born to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., a glass businessman and philanthropist, and Martha Stewart “Mittie” Bulloch, a socialite and southern belle thought to be one of the inspirations for the character Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind. Nicknamed “Teedie,” Roosevelt spent much of his childhood indoors due to illness and asthma. Despite this, Roosevelt developed a lifelong interest in wildlife and the outdoors.

In 1901, Roosevelt was sworn-in as President after the assassination of William McKinley. At 42, he was the youngest person in history to assume the presidency. He won the Nobel Peace Prize for his successful efforts mediating the Russo-Japanese War.

Did you know Roosevelt survived an assassination attempt while campaigning for the presidency in 1912? Although he had been shot in the chest, Roosevelt still delivered his scheduled speech to the crowd.

Theodore Roosevelt is connected to over 95 million people in Geni’s World Family Tree. How are you related?

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Image: Library of Congress

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