Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt

Old Teddy Roosevelt Family Postcard


  • Twenty-sixth President (1901-1909)
  • Birthday: October 27, 1858 (Wednesday)
  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Date of Death: January 6, 1919 (Monday)
  • Place of Death: Oyster Bay, New York
  • Place of Burial: Young’s Memorial Cemetery, Oyster Bay, New York
  • Cause of Death: Coronary embolism and other causes
  • Age: 60 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 3595 days
  • Religion: Dutch Reformed
  • Party: Republican

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Offices Held

  • Vice President (1901-1901)
  • Governor of New York (1899-1900)
  • Assistant Secretary of the Navy (1897-1898)

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Nicknames

  • TR
  • The Rough Rider
  • Teddy
  • The Hero of San Juan Hill
  • The Lion
  • Trustbuster
  • The Cowboy
  • Old Four Eyes
  • The Cyclone Assemblyman

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Pets

  • Horses and Ponies (too many to name)
  • Dogs (too many to name)
  • Guinea Pigs (Admiral Dewey, Bishop Doane, Dr. Johnson, Father O’Grady, Fighting Bob Evans)
  • Snakes
  • Birds
  • Rats
  • Badger
  • Rabbit
  • Cats
  • Hyena
  • Roosters and Hens
  • Squirrel
  • Pig
  • Coyote
  • Bears
  • Zebra
  • Lizards
  • Raccoon

Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt Personal Traits

  • Height: 5 feet – 10 inches

Theodore Roosevelt Quotes

Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Do what you can, with what you have, where your are.
Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.
Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.
I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
I am part of everything that I have read.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your troubles, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty."
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!
To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.


Theodore Roosevelt Timeline – Family

  • September 22, 1831 Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (Father) born in New York City, New York.
  • July 8, 1835 Martha “Mittie” Stewart Bulloch Roosevelt (Mother) born in Hartford, Connecticut.
  • December 22, 1853 Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (Father) marries Martha “Mittie” Stewart Bulloch (Mother) in Roswell, Georgia.
  • January 18, 1855 Anna “Bamie” “Bye” Roosevelt Cowles (Sister) born in New York City, New York.
  • October 27, 1858 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr. born in New York City, New York.
  • February 28, 1860 Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (Brother) born in New York.
  • July 29, 1861 Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (First Wife) born in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.
  • August 6, 1861 Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (Second Wife) born in Norwich, Connecticut.
  • September 27, 1861 Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (Sister) born in New York City, New York.
  • February 9, 1878 Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (Father) dies in New York City, New York.
  • October 27, 1880 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr. marries Alice Hathaway Lee (First Wife) in New York City, New York.
  • February 12, 1884 Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (Daughter) born in New York City, New York. (Her mother Alice Roosevelt would die a couple of days later)
  • February 14, 1884 Martha “Mittie” Stewart Bulloch Roosevelt (Mother) dies in New York City, New York. (She would die a few hours before Teddy’s wife)
  • February 14, 1884 Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt (First Wife) dies in New York City, New York. (Complications from child birth)
  • December 2, 1886 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, Jr. marries Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (Second Wife) in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • September 13, 1887 Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt, III (Son) born in Cove Neck, New York.
  • October 10, 1889 Kermit Roosevelt (Son) born in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • August 13, 1891 Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (Daughter) born in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • April 10, 1884 Archibald Roosevelt (Son) born in Washington DC.
  • August 14, 1894 Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt (Brother) dies in New York.
  • November 19, 1897 Quentin Roosevelt (Son) born.
  • July 14, 1918 Quentin Roosevelt (Son) dies flying in combat over France.
  • January 6, 1919 Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt dies in Cove Neck, New York.
  • August 25, 1931 Anna “Bamie” “Bye” Roosevelt Cowles (Sister) dies in Farmington, Connecticut.
  • February 17, 1933 Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (Sister) dies in New York City, New York.
  • June 4, 1943 Kermit Roosevelt (Son) dies in Alaska. (Suicide)
  • July 12, 1944 Theodore “Ted” Roosevelt, III (Son) dies in Normandy, France.
  • September 30, 1948 Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt (Second Wife) dies in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • December 10, 1977 Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby (Daughter) dies in Oyster Bay, New York.
  • October 13, 1979 Archibald Roosevelt (Son) dies in Stuart, Florida.
  • February 20, 1980 Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth (Daughter) dies in Washington DC.

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