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Theodore, Roosevelt (October 27, 1858-January 6, 1919) was the 26th President of the United States, holding the office from September 14, 1901 to March 4, 1909. He was elected Vice President under William McKinley during McKinley's election to his second term. Roosevelt only served 6 months as Vice President; President McKinley was assassinated on September 14, 1901. Roosevelt served the remaining 3-1/2 years of that term, and was re-elected in 1904 to a full second term. Roosevelt had previously served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy (under President McKinley) and as Governor of New York. When Roosevelt acceded to the Presidency, he was the youngest person, at age 42, to become President of the United States, a record that still stands.
Theodore Roosevelt was a fifth cousin of future President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Roosevelt exemplified conservative principles in a way that many modern people claiming that mantle would not recognize. He championed wise use of natural resources, and oversaw the creation of five of the early national parks, along with many other national forests and monuments. He was a friend and supporter of naturalist John Muir.
Roosevelt supported business and capitalism, but he demanded that businesses be held to the same standards of behavior as private citizens are. He regulated businesses, and engaged in "trust busting"
Roosevelt arranged the negotiations that ended the Russo-Japanese war in 1905, for which he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906. (He was the first American to win any Nobel Prize.)
- ↑ John F. Kennedy was elected at a younger age, but did not serve at a younger age.
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