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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/23/1918 - HFSID 4720

PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT The leader of the "Rough Riders" and Medal of Honor recipient sends thanks for sending a picture Typed Letter Signed: "Theodore Roosevelt", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1918 March 23. On stationery of "Metropolitan" magazine, "Office of Theodore Roosevelt".

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PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT
The leader of the "Rough Riders" and Medal of Honor recipient sends thanks for sending a picture
Typed Letter Signed: "Theodore Roosevelt", 1p, 8½x11. New York, 1918 March 23. On stationery of "Metropolitan" magazine, "Office of Theodore Roosevelt". To George Kerr, Yonkers, New York. In full: "I am really very much pleased to see that picture of de Bussigny. [in Roosevelt's own writing] What a wonderful old man he is! With hearty thanks, Faithfully yours," Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) heroism in the Spanish-American War, where he earned the Medal of Honor for leading his volunteer "Rough Riders" in a charge up San Juan Hill (1898), helped him win the governorship of New York the next year. Elected Vice President in 1900, he assumed the presidency upon President William McKinley's assassination (1901), becoming America's youngest president. He was re-elected in 1904. Roosevelt was the first American to be awarded a Nobel Prize for Peace, receiving the 1906 award for mediating the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Known for his "Speak softly and carry a big stick" foreign policy, Roosevelt settled the Canadian-Alaskan boundary dispute in 1903 and initiated construction of the Panama Canal in 1904. He converted more than 125 million acres of land into national forests and was a staunch advocate of antitrust legislation. Dissatisfied with the record of his hand-picked successor, William Howard Taft, Roosevelt sought the Presidency again in 1912 on the ticket of the Progressive ("Bull Moose") Party, losing to Democrat Woodrow Wilson but polling more votes than Republican nominee Taft. Glue stains on verso show through. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.

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