26th U.S. President from 1901-1909; Lived from 1858-1919
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States. A carved version of his face is the 1st to the right of all the faces on Mount Rushmore. His nicknames were "Teddy" and "T.R.". He served as a Colonel in the military in 1898. He is most famous for leading the incredibly tough military cavalry troop called "The Rough Riders", being a strong speaker during WWI, surviving a leg wound during his South American Expedition during 1913 to 1914 with his friend, Candido Rondon, and getting Tropical Fever soon after, and surviving a bullet shot straight to his ribcage and saying during a speech soon after, "I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose." You can read the speech here.
When Theodore Roosevelt was elected vice president to William McKinley May 4th, 1901, McKinley was assassinated six months later, which made Roosevelt president. Roosevelt passed the Pure Food and Drug act and Meat Inspection act and invented the phrase "Square Deal".When he died at the age of 60 in his sleep, people stated "Death took him in his sleep because if he was awake, there would have been a fight." He is considered one of the greatest presidents ever.