Today in Masonic History

Today in Masonic History Theodore Roosevelt is born in 1858.

Theodore Roosevelt was an American soldier, politician and President of the United States.

Roosevelt was born on October 27th, 1858 in Manhattan, New York. Roosevelt is the uncle of former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. His father’s fourth cousin is the father of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. As the son of a socialite and a prominent businessman, Roosevelt was home schooled until he went to Harvard College. In his youth he traveled extensively with his father despite having an issue with Asthma. He discovered by pushing himself, his Asthma symptoms reduced and at his fathers encouragement begin exercising regularly. After a camping trip where two boys manhandled him, he found someone to train him in boxing. At Harvard, he won a boxing tournament. After graduating from Harvard with a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, he briefly went on to Colombia University to study law. He left Colombia to pursue a career in the political arena.

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