Rooseveltall sons of Cornelius Roosevelt. He had an older sister, Anna nicknamed "Bamie"a younger brother, Elliottand a younger sister, Corinne. His paternal grandfather was of Dutch descent;  his other ancestry included primarily Scottish and Scots-Irish, English  and smaller amounts of German, Welsh, and French.
Teedie, as he was called as a child, was sickly growing up. He suffered primarily from asthma, but also from stomach pains and headaches. His inability to breathe often kept him indoors, and he turned to reading books for amusement.
He came to love reading and learning. During his third year at Harvard he met and fell in love with his future wife, Alice Hathaway Lee. Teddy graduated from Harvard in Roosevelt and his love Alice married on October 27, In the fall of he was elected to the New York State Assembly and began his first term in January of He was a known reformer and opposed the power of the political machines.
InRoosevelt also published his first book, A History of the Naval War ofwhich was an instant success. Roosevelt served three year-long terms as a New York legislator. The double loss stunned Roosevelt. For the rest of his life, he never spoke of his first wife again.
To recover from his loss, Roosevelt left the New York State Assembly after his third term ended inmoving to the Dakota Territory in the West, where he built Elkhorn Ranch and entered the cattle ranching business.
Out West he tested his physical strength and stamina hunting buffalo, rounding up cattle, and living the exciting life of a cowboy. His book Hunting Trips of a Ranchman describes his experiences in the Dakotas.
While visiting his sister Anna in New York inTheodore became reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Edith Carrow. The two began seeing each other more often and eventually married in London in After vacationing in Europe for nearly a year, they returned to New York to settle in Oyster Bay where their new house Sagamore Hill awaited them.
Over the years, they had five children together: Ted, Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, and Quentin. The number totaled six when Alice came to live with them. Upon returning to New York, Roosevelt decided to reenter politics.
As a reward for campaigning for President Benjamin Harrison in the election ofTheodore was appointed as the head of the U. Civil Service Commissioner in As commissioner he initiated programs to reform the spoils system, which he found repugnant.
After making a name for himself as a reformer in the national headlines, he stepped down from his post in to accept the appointment as New York City Police Commissioner.Nov 13, · Watch video · Theodore Roosevelt’s Early Life and Career.
The Republican political machine in New York threw their considerable support behind the returning war hero, helping Roosevelt defeat a popular.
Watch video · Early Life. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27, to Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt Sr., of Dutch Outside of his political career, Roosevelt published more than 25 books about a range. Roosevelt's tenure as President was not unlike the rest of his political career; he was a true Progressive and reformer.
His domestic policy program was known as the Square Deal and involved balancing the interests of big business and organized labor.
Theodore Roosevelt, age 7. He was called "Teedie" by his parents and siblings. NPS. Childhood. October 27 - Born at 28 East 20th Street, New York, NY to . Theodore Roosevelt was born at 28 East 20th Street, New York City on October 27, He was the second child of Theodore and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.
His father was a glass importer and one of New York City's leading philanthropists. Newly-minted New York State Assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt convened the Cities Committee at Albany one day in , armed with his Harvard education, his moral indignation, his physical prowess.