Interior: Teddy Bear
Theodore Roosevelt Curriculum Vitae
Presidential Number: 26th
Years President: 1901 - 1909
Party Affiliation: Republican
Main Contenders: Alton Parker
State Represented: New York
Birthday: October 27, 1858
Place of Birth: New York, New York
Higher Education: Harvard College, Columbia Law School
Prior Occupations: Author, lawyer, Governor of New York
Nickname: “TR”, “Trust-Buster”, “Teddy”
Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
Hobbies: boxing, hunting, jujitsu, riding, shooting, tennis, wrestling
Pets: Dogs named Little Scip, Sailor Boy, Manchu; cats named Tom Quartz and Slippers; badger named Josiah; pony named Algonquin; snake named Emily; Macaw named Eli; and many others, including a zebra and hyena!
Legacy: Theodore Roosevelt's "Square Deal" domestic program reflected the progressive call for reform in the American workplace in the early 1900s, initiating welfare legislation and government regulation of industry. His "New Imperialism" greatly expanded US involvement in world affairs.
Trivia: Youngest president, first president to travel outside the continental U.S. (went to Panama in 1906), first American to win Nobel Peace Prize (for his role of peacemaker in the Russo-Japanese War), the teddy bear is named after Theodore Roosevelt, first president to be popularly referred to by his initials, TR.