Teddy Roosevelt was fifth cousin to a later president, Franklin Roosevelt… Teddy was the first president to visit a foreign country, Panama, in 1906… He was also the first American to win a Nobel Prize… He was the 26th U.S. president… The Rough Riders were an all-volunteer cavalry regiment organized by Roosevelt and Leonard Wood in 1898; on July 1 of that year he led the Rough Riders on successful charges up Kettle Hill and San Juan Heights (better known as San Juan Hill) near Santiago, Cuba, thus cementing his fame in America… John F. Kennedy remains the youngest man ever elected president, at the age of 43… Roosevelt graduated from Harvard in 1880; he attended law school at Columbia but did not graduate… Roosevelt was married to the former Alice Hathaway Lee from 1880 until her death after giving birth to their daughter Alice in 1884. He married Edith Kermit Carow in 1886, and they had five children: Theodore, Jr. (b. 1887), Kermit (b. 1889), Ethel (b. 1891), Archibald (b. 1894) and Quentin (b. 1897). Quentin, a pilot, was killed in France in World War I… Teddy’s mother died the same day as his first wife, 14 February 1886.
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