According to correspondence received by the TR Center from Johnny Schick’s granddaughter, Maggie Wright, stories about TR and “little” Johnny were part of the family lore passed down from generation to generation in the Schick household. Apparently, Johnny was not always very well behaved in church.
Theodore Roosevelt was inundated with solicitations from friends and acquaintances asking him to appoint them, their sons, their brothers, or perhaps even their brothersâ€™ friends to government positions during his administrations. How did he handle those asking for favors and sometimes downright handouts?
To Theodore Roosevelt, honor was synonymous with the way a man should live his life: with honesty, integrity and, well, honor. He also expected honorable behavior from the men he put into public office.
It is almost refreshing to find that Theodore Roosevelt had as hard a time controlling his temper as most of us do when faced with intrusions on our privacy.