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Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt, American soldier, publisher, author. Member New York State Assembly, 1919-1920; Member American Geography Soci; member board of trustees Field Museum Natural History.


Roosevelt, Theodore was born on September 13, 1887 in Oyster Bay, New York, United States. Son of Theodore (26th President of the United States) and Edith Kermit (Carow) Roosevelt.


Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1908, honorary Master of Arts, 1919.


Member New York State Assembly, 1919-1920. Assistant secretary of the navy, March 4, 1921-October 5, 1924 (resigned). Chairman of Commission of naval experts at Limitation of Armament Conference, 1922.

Republican candidate for government of New York, 1924. Temporary chairman New York State Republican Convention, 1927. Leader of James Simpson-Roosevelts-Field Museum Expedition to Asia, 1925.

Of Kelley-Roosevelts-Field Museum Expedition, Asia, 1928-1929. Governor of Puerto Rico, 1929-1932. Governor general of Philippine Islands, 1932-1933.

Chairman of the Board American Express Company, 1934-1935, vice-president Doubleday Doran & corporation since 1935. Commissioned major 26th Infantry, United States Army, 1917. Lieutenant colonel, September 2, 1918.

Arrived in France, June 1917. With 1st Division, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Force. Participated in battles at Cantigny, Soissons, Argonne-Meuse offensive, St. Mihiel offensive.

Twice wounded. Returned to active duty, United States Army, as colonel commanding 26th Infantry, 1st Division, April 1941. Advanced to brigadier general, December 1941.


  • Author: Average Americans, 1919. (with brother Kermit) East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1926. Rank and File, 1928

  • All in the Family, 1929.

    (with brother Kermit) Trailing the Giant Panda, 1929. Taps (with Grantland Rice), 1932. Three Kingdoms of Indo-China (with Harold J. Coolidge, Junior), 1933.

    Colonial Policies of the United States, 1937. The Desk Drawer Anthology (with Alice Roosevelt Longworth), 1937.


Member, New York State Legislature, 1919-1920. Assistant Secy, of the Navy, 1921-1924. Republic candidate for Governor of New York, 1924.

With James Simpson-Roosevelt Field Museum Expedition, 1925. Appointed Governor of Porto Rico. Served in World War as Lieutenant Colonel.

Participated in battles at Cantigny, Soissons, Meuse-Argonne offensive, St. Mihiel offensive. Awarded Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal (United States). Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre with three palms (France).

Grand Cordon of Prince Danilo I and War Cross (Montenegro). Member, National Executive Committee Boy Scouts of American Republican Author: Average Americans, 1919. (with brother Kermit) East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1926.

Rank and File, 1928. Member of Izaak Walton League. Dutch Reformed Church. Clubs: Harvard, Knicker bocker.


Married Eleanor Butler Alexander, June 20, 1910. Children: Grace Green, Theodore, Cornelius Van Shaack, Quentin.

Theodore (26th President Roosevelt

Eleanor Butler Alexander

Grace Green Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Cornelius Van Shaack Roosevelt

Quentin Roosevelt