26th President of the United States
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
1901 - 1909
Vice President: none
Charles Warren Fairbanks (1905-09)
Born: October 27, 1858, in New York, New York
Died: January 6, 1919, in Oyster Bay, New York
Religion: Dutch Reformed
Education: Author, Lawyer, and Public Official
Political Party: Republican
Nickname(s): "TR"; "Trust-Buster"; "Teddy"
Other Government Positions:
- Member of New York State Assembly, 1882-84
- Member of Civil Service Commission, 1889-95
- Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1895-97
- Governor of New York, 1898-1900
- Vice President, 1901 (under McKinley)
Presidential Salary: $50,000
He was elected vice president in 1900, ascended to the presidency in 1901, and was elected in his own right in 1904).
Roosevelt won the award in 1906, due to his successful mediation to end the Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905).
HE traveled to the Panama Canal Zone in 1906, where he inspected the construction of the Panama Canal and visited Panama.
Roosevelt won the award for his service in the Spanish–American War, and in particular his role in the Battle of San Juan Hill. The Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously in 2001, by President Bill Clinton.