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Source: New Jersey Law Journal
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: none
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 24
Issue number: 10
Pagination: 674-75

[untitled]. New Jersey Law Journal Oct. 1901 v24n10: pp. 674-75.
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Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency); Theodore Roosevelt.
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.



     The new President, Mr. Roosevelt, is from a stock which has always been patriotic and God-fearing. His own past life is an augury of what he ought to accomplish in carrying out the work of Mr. McKinley. His was the shortest inaugural ever known, containing but a single statement. His first public utterance after reaching the White House was embraced in a proclamation appointing September 19 as a day of mourning and prayer throughout the United States, in memory of his predecessor. Mr. Roosevelt is the youngest man who has ever been called to the Presidential chair and, while on that account there has been a disposition, particularly in foreign countries, to fear that he would not fully size up to the situation, yet those who know him intimately in this country are entirely aware that he is likely to follow in Mr. McKinley’s footsteps more closely than any man who is at present in the public eye. If in some matters he has achieved notoriety for intrepidity, he has never been found vacillating, and he is entirely frank. He made an address at Minneapolis only four days before the assassination of Mr. McKinley, and it almost seemed like an echo of the then President’s own words at Buffalo. In this grave crisis it is an admirable thing that an entire nation, with scarcely an exception, places more dependence upon Mr. Roosevelt than it ever has upon any regularly inaugurated Executive elected by any party. As it is, the South as well as the North, the West as well as the East, expect Mr. Roosevelt will continue along the lines marked out by his predecessor, and will take counsel with those members of the Cabinet who were fully imbued with the late President’s principles. The new President has been a scholarly man from his early youth, and his public works are numerous, considering the busy years of his life. A list of them recently published shows that at least eighteen, and perhaps more, full works have been published bearing his signature as author since 1885, an average of more than one a year. These works are all breezy in style, [674][675] broad in their human outlook, and have come fresh from his mind and heart. His descriptions, whether of the events upon the prairie or in the Spanish-American War, have been vivid, and he has had a wide field of readers. One of his most thoughtful productions has been “The Biography of Oliver Cromwell,” which was issued about a year ago, and which attracted as much attention in England as in America.



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