Theodore Roosevelt (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909.
✨ Teddy Roosevelt Trade Marks
★ Round Spectacles
★ Known for His love of Physical Activities and His active Lifestyle
Twenty-sixth president of the United States of America.
Called the Father of the Teddy Bear.
Youngest President of the United States, being sworn in at age 42 years, 322 days. Second youngest was John F. Kennedy, who was sworn in at age 43 years, 236 days.
Once delivered a one-hour speech in spite of being shot moments before by a would-be assassin.
Once kept a hyena as a pet.
Responsible for the Maxwell House coffee slogan "Good to the Last Drop."
Until Donald Trump, he was the only US President to be born in New York City.
His association with the "teddy bear" toy dates back to a hunting trip. After no game could be found, someone captured a stray bear cub and offered Roosevelt the opportunity to shoot it. He refused, saying it was "unsportsmanlike". News of the incident spread, including a cartoon drawing of Roosevelt refusing to shoot the cub, tied with a rope. A few weeks later, a state function was held at the White House, and someone, reportedly Roosevelt's wife, had small dolls in the likeness of bears made as card holders for the place settings. The bears were taken home as souvenirs, and the "teddy bear" phenomenon had begun.
Roosevelt died in his sleep at Sagamore Hill after a blood clot had detached from a vein and traveled to his lungs. He was 60 years old. Upon receiving word of his death, his son Archibald telegraphed his siblings: "The old lion is dead." Woodrow Wilson's vice president, Thomas R. Marshall, said that "Death had to take Roosevelt sleeping, for if he had been awake, there would have been a fight.
✨ Theodore Roosevelt Quotes:
"A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user."
"[announcing his intention to run for President again in 1912] My hat is in the ring. The fight is on and I am stripped to the buff."
"Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience."