Tag Archives: President Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt: Sailor and Soldier

Theodore Roosevelt, man of a zillion interests, always loved the military. TR: The Sailors’ Nephew Theodore Roosevelt was a little child during the tumultuous Civil War years.   His was a well-to-do prominent New York family, but his mother, Martha (Mittie) … Continue reading

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The White House New Year’s Day Reception

After two years in New York and ten years in Philadelphia, the capital of the country was moved to Washington at the very end of 1800. The Dismal Days Washington DC was just opening for business in late 1800, after … Continue reading

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FIRST DADS: A Book Review

Author Joshua Kendall has whipped up a dandy light-history read! FIRST DADS is filled with stories, tidbits and gossip about our Presidents – and how they stacked up as fathers. Or not. The author begins with an important premise (not … Continue reading

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William Howard Taft and the Bathtub(s)

William Howard Taft was a big baby who became a big boy who became a very big man. WHT: The Big Guy William Howard Taft (1857-1930) came from a very prominent Cincinnati, Ohio family. His father had served in Grant’s … Continue reading

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TR and the White House Gang

When Theodore Roosevelt became President in 1901, he brought his wife and six kids – the largest group of youngsters in the White House. The Young Roosevelts At 42, Theodore Roosevelt was our youngest president, and not surprisingly, his family … Continue reading

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FDR Glimpses the Future: 1920

In 1920, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was thirty-eight years old, and the Democratic party’s candidate for Vice President. FDR: A Moderate Career Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) was not a spectacular rise to success by any means. He had a rather spoiled … Continue reading

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Ethel Roosevelt: TR’s Other Little Girl

All Theodore Roosevelt’s children had some of his qualities, but Ethel was more like her mother than any of them.   Ethel Carow Roosevelt, The Second Daughter Ethel Roosevelt (1891-1977) was seven years younger than her half-sister Alice, and surrounded … Continue reading

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