Theodore Roosevelt Jr.

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Birthday
13, 1887
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 12, 1944 (56)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1887
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 12, 1944 (56)

About

Remembered best as the oldest son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt, he was also a politician in his own right. After serving in the New York State Assembly during the early 1920s, he held office as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico, and Governor General of the Philippines.

Before Fame

After graduating from Harvard College and briefly working as a businessman, he enlisted in the military and served in World War I (and later, World War II).

Trivia

He played a key role in establishing the American Legion and was killed in World War II just weeks after earning the Medal of Honor for his bravery during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.

Family Life

The son of Theodore and Edith Roosevelt, he grew up with sisters named Ethel and Alice and brothers named Quentin, Archie, and Kermit. His marriage to Eleanor Butler Alexander resulted in three sons and one daughter.

Associated With

Roosevelt and his friend and military comrade Terry Allen were criticized by Four-star General George Patton for what Patton viewed as their too casual approach to war. Roosevelt and Allen drank heavily when off-duty and did not always wear their uniforms.

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