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Source: Chautauquan
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “President Roosevelt”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 34
Issue number: 1
Pagination: 3-4

“President Roosevelt.” Chautauquan Oct. 1901 v34n1: pp. 3-4.
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Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt (personal history).
Named persons
William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
The editorial (below) is accompanied with a photograph of Roosevelt on page 4.


President Roosevelt

     By the law of succession Theodore Roosevelt, vice-president, became president of the United States upon the death of Mr. McKinley. Upon taking the oath of office, he volunteered the statement that he would aim to continue absolutely unbroken the policy [3][4] of President McKinley. Mr. Roosevelt is the youngest incumbent of the presidential office in our history; he will be forty-three years old this month. His career has been picturesquely American. Twenty-one years ago he was graduated from Harvard. Since that time he served longest as National Civil Commissioner, a period of six years. In political life he also served as member of the New York legislature, president of the New York city police board, and governor of New York. From the governorship he was elevated to the vice-presidency for McKinley’s second term. In the war with Spain he helped to organize the “Rough Riders,” and he was made colonel for gallantry at the battle of Las Guasimas. He is the author of numerous books, many of them dealing with ranch life and western conditions with which he familiarized himself. He will have three years and six months of a four years’ term to fill.



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