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Source: Collier’s Weekly
Source type: magazine
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Theodore Roosevelt, President”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 28 September 1901
Volume number: 27
Issue number: 26
Pagination: 3

 
Citation
“Theodore Roosevelt, President.” Collier’s Weekly 28 Sept. 1901 v27n26: p. 3.
 
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Keywords
Theodore Roosevelt (swearing in); Theodore Roosevelt (public statements); McKinley cabinet (retention by Roosevelt); Roosevelt presidency (predictions, expectations, etc.).
 
Named persons
Lyman J. Gage; John Hay; John R. Hazel; Henry Cabot Lodge; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt; Elihu Root.
 
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Theodore Roosevelt, President

ON THE AFTERNOON OF SATURDAY, SEPTEMber 14, Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as President of the United States by Judge Hazel of the United States District Court at Buffalo. All the members of Mr. McKinley’s Cabinet except Mr. Hay and Mr. Gage were present at the simple ceremony, and immediately thereafter a Cabinet meeting was called by the new President. Mr. Roosevelt took occasion to announce that it would be his aim “to continue absolutely unbroken the policy of President McKinley for the peace and prosperity of our beloved country.” It was understood that the Cabinet were ready to resign in a body if the President desired it, but Mr. Roosevelt asked them to continue in office. Eventually changes may occur. It has been reported that Senator Lodge will enter the Cabinet as Secretary of State or that Mr. Root will be promoted to that office. Mr. Hay has been in poor health and would welcome a rest, and the Senator from Massachusetts is known to be an intimate personal friend as well as a valued political ally of the new President. Of the other members of the present Cabinet, Mr. Root is the only one who is on close terms with Mr. Roosevelt.

 

 


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