Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York. At eighteen he entered Harvard College and spent four years there, dividing his time between books and sport and excelling at both. After leaving Harvard he studied in Germany for almost a year and then immediately entered politics. He was elected to the Assembly of New York State, holding office for three years and distinguishing himself as a reformer.
In 1884, because of ill health and the death of
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presidential nomination by the Progressive Party. He outpolled Taft, but Woodrow Wilson outpolled each of them. In 1917 Wilson refused his offer to raise and command a division to fight in World War I. Roosevelt was an historian, a biographer, a statesman, a hunter, a naturalist, and an orator. His literary output includes twenty-six books, over a thousand magazine articles, thousands of speeches and letters.
In 1919, at the age of sixty, he died in his sleep.