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Little Johnny Schick

Apr 23, 2013

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.

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It's not what you know, it's who you know-or is it?

Apr 19, 2013

Theodore Roosevelt was inundated with solicitations from friends and acquaintances asking him to appoint them, their sons, their brothers, or perhaps even their brothers’ friends to government positions during his administrations. How did he handle those asking for favors and sometimes downright handouts?

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A Point of Honor

Apr 10, 2013

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.

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Infamous Lies

Apr 05, 2013

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.

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Posted by Shanna Shervheim on Apr 05, 2013 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)  |  Share this post