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Theodore Roosevelt

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Theodore Roosevelt

26th U.S. President


Who was Theodore Roosevelt?

President Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most colorful of all the U.S. Presidents. It is no fluke that President Roosevelt is included among the Presidents portrayed on Mt. Rushmore. In addition to the political offices that he held including that of President, Roosevelt was also famous for his achievements as a naturalist, hunter, soldier, explorer, and author. He was an editor of Outlook magazine and he authored at least 18 books.

One of the more endearing stories about President Roosevelt is how the Teddy Bear got its name. On a hunting trip to Mississippi in 1902, President Roosevelt refused to shoot a bear that had been caught, tortured and tied to a tree. The bear was covered in blood and mud and was not much bigger than he. The incident inspired political cartoons which soon appeared in the nation's newspapers. Later that year, F.A.O. Schwarz and a competing toy store began selling thousands of stuffed bears that soon became associated with the bears depicted in the political cartoons. Thus the Teddy Bear was born.

President Roosevelt has one of the more prolific ancestries when it comes to famous kin. In addition to the obvious relatives of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt, he is also related to Presidents Martin Van Buren and James Madison, inventor Thomas Edison, as well as the infamous Lee Harvey Oswald. A descendant of Charlemagne and Alfred the Great, he is also distantly related to Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and J.E.B. Stuart, and to Helen Keller and the infamous Lizzie Borden.


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Theodore Roosevelt

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George H. W. Bush

41st U.S. President

16th cousin 4 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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George W. Bush

43rd U.S. President

16th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Lucretia (Rudolph) Garfield

First Lady of President James Garfield

18th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Thomas Bradbury

(c1610/11 - 1694/5)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Thomas Bradbury

(c1610/11 - 1694/5)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

11th cousin 6 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Thomas Bradbury

(c1610/11 - 1694/5)
Great Migration Immigrant 1635

12th cousin 6 times removed
via Margaret of France

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Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Ray Bradbury

Author of The Martian Chronicles

18th cousin 3 times removed
via Margaret of France

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John Quincy Adams

6th U.S. President

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Abigail (Smith) Adams

First Lady of President John Adams

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Lucille Ball

TV Actress - “I Love Lucy”

17th cousin 4 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

13th cousin 3 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Henry Lee III

9th Governor of Virginia

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Margaret of France

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William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

15th cousin 3 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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William Henry Harrison

9th U.S. President

16th cousin 3 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Benjamin Harrison

23rd U.S. President

18th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

14th cousin 4 times removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Benjamin Harrison V

Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 4 times removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

14th cousin 2 times removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark Expedition

16th cousin 2 times removed
via Margaret of France

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Charles A. Pillsbury

Co-Founder of C.A. Pillsbury Co.

19th cousin 1 time removed
via William de Beauchamp

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Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

17th cousin 1 time removed
via Edward I, King of England

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Shubael D. Childs

Founder of S.D. Childs & Company

15th cousin 1 time removed
via Richard FitzAlan

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Thomas Jefferson

3rd U.S. President and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

15th cousin 2 times removed
via Henry Plantagenet

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