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Theodore Roosevelt

26th President (1901-1909)

Born: October 27, 1858
Died: January 6, 1919

Vice Presidents: None, Charles Fairbanks

Political Party: Republican

Next President: William H. Taft

Previous President: William McKinley

Notable Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

"A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards."

"Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved."

"I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!"

"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering."

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."

The Only President to...

Teddy Roosevelt is the only President of the United States to be awarded the Metal of Honor (it was posthumously awarded to him in 2001).

Interesting Theodore Roosevelt Facts

Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to win the Nobel Peace Prize. It was awarded to him for the Russo-Japanese Treaty.


His wife and mother died in the same house on the same day just hours apart from two different diseases. His mother died of Typhoid and his wife died of Bright's Disease.


He was the first President to ride in an automobile.