Theodore Roosevelt
Twenty-Sixth President 1901-1909

When President McKinley was assassinated in September 1901, his Vice President, Theodore Roosevelt, succeeded him. At 43, Roosevelt became the youngest President in the nation's history.

Theodore Roosevelt was born to a wealthy family in 1858. His family described him as "sickly, delicate, precocious, and constantly fighting asthma attacks." Yet, he lived a full life and accomplished much. His ambition took him from a cowboy and rancher all the way to the White House. (Theodore Roosevelt National Park summary document.)

To learn more about Theodore Roosevelt's life as a cowboy and President by clicking on:

Life Before the Presidency
Roosevelt: Rancher, Historian, and Author
Presidential Accomplishments
Did You Know?
The Father of Conservation
Life After the Presidency

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