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What did Teddy Roosevelt do for a living?


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May 21, 2009 9:00PM

Theodore Roosevelt, known in the popular press as Teddy, held many jobs in government. He was the 26th President of the United States, from 1901-1909, and also served as Vice-President under William McKinley. In addition, he held the following positions at different times during his political career: Governor of New York; Assistant Secretary of the Navy; President of the New York City Police Commissioners; and member of the United States Civil Service Commission.

Roosevelt was also an historian and acclaimed author of the 1882 book, The Naval War of 1812. Other, lesser known books included biographies Thomas Hart Benton (1887) and Gouverneur Morris (1888), as well as a four-volume history of the American frontier titled The Winning of the West (1889-1896). He later became President of the American Historical Society.

Roosevelt was educated at Harvard and attended law school for a while, but dropped out to pursue a career in politics.

He was also a Sunday school teacher as a young man.