Teddy Roosevelt Became President 108 Years Ago

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They don’t hold White House lunches the way they used to at the beginning of the century. On Jan. 1, 1907, for example, the guest list was as follows: a Nobel prizewinner, a physical culturalist, a naval historian, a biographer, an essayist, a paleontologist, a taxidermist, an ornithologist, a field naturalist, a conservationist, a big-game hunter, an editor, a critic, a ranchman, an orator, a country squire, a civil service reformer, a socialite, a patron of the arts, a colonel of the cavalry, a former Governor of New York, the ranking expert on big-game mammals in North America and the President of the U.S.

All these men were named Theodore Roosevelt.

On September 14th, 108 years ago President of the United States William McKinley died after an assassination attempt on September 6, 1901 and was succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt who went on to become, as many opinion polls suggest, one of the top five greatest American presidents in history.

Check out Theodore Roosevelt’s TIME 100 profile, a timeline of his life, and 20 pictures of  T.R. after the jump!

Theodore Roosevelt in September 1875

17-year-old Theodore Roosevelt in September 1875

In midwestern hunting gear

In midwestern hunting gear

Side shot of the Col.

Side shot of the Col.

Theodore Roosevelt in military uniform, 1898

Theodore Roosevelt in military uniform, 1898

Colonel Roosevelt and the Rough Riders after capturing San Juan Hill

Colonel Roosevelt and the Rough Riders after capturing San Juan Hill

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

Col. Theodore Roosevelt

Col. Theodore Roosevelt

Pres. Teddy Roosevelt at his desk.

Pres. Teddy Roosevelt at his desk.

On the Presidental campaign trail

On the Presidental campaign trail

Pres. Roosevelt reliving his time in the Badlands

Pres. Roosevelt reliving his time in the Badlands

Pres. Roosevelt in 1904

Pres. Roosevelt in 1904

President Teddy Roosevelt in his study

President Teddy Roosevelt in his study

Roosevelt standing next to a dead elephant during a safari

Roosevelt standing next to a dead elephant during a safari

Roosevelt's Grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery Oyster Bay, New York

Roosevelt's Grave in Youngs Memorial Cemetery Oyster Bay, New York

Roosevelt joined three other well known presidents on Rushmore

Roosevelt joined three other well known presidents on Rushmore

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2 Responses to Teddy Roosevelt Became President 108 Years Ago

  1. Nino Baldino says:

    Yes,I welcome thousands of people from around the world to this rather plain yet dignified site.The grave is on a steep hill overlooking the beautiful Oyster Bay harbor.It contains the graves of slaves,revolutionary,civilwar etc etc vets..a man who served with his dad on the Nurenberg trials,a 49er,plain folks two!More and more the true worth of this un-usual man is getting to be understood and appreciated. Everything he tried to do was for the good never the bad…..Nino

  2. reidh says:

    And now the spirit of T.R. will live again with the administration of D.J.T. and M.P.

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