Theodore Roosevelt

Early Life and Family

Who were his children?

Roosevelt had one child by his first marriage named Alice. She lived till the age of ninety-six, passing away in 1980. He had five children by his second marriage: Theodore, Kermit, Ethel, Archibald, and Quentin. Theodore Jr., a Harvard graduate, served with distinction during World War I, earning a Purple Heart. He later served as assistant secretary of the navy under President Warren G. Harding, governor of Puerto Rico under President Calvin Coolidge, and governor-general of the Philippines by President Herbert Hoover. He later served in World War II and participated in the Battle at Normandy. Kermit graduated from Harvard, served in World War I, and became a successful businessman. During World War I, he flew as a pilot for the army and died in the service of his country. Ethel married a doctor and served as a nurse at an American hospital in Paris during World War I. Archibald graduated from Harvard, served in both World Wars, and became a successful investment banker. Quentin flew as an Army pilot during World War I and died in the service of his country.


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