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Family and Friends


Relationships were tremendously important to Theodore Roosevelt, whose amicable and charismatic nature inspired devotion from both his family and his large circle of friends. Learn about those closest to Roosevelt.

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Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt

Corinne “Conie” Roosevelt Robinson was the fourth child of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Elliott Bulloch

Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt, nicknamed “Ellie” or “Nell,” was the third child of Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., and Martha (Mittie) Bulloch Roosevelt.  He was also the father of First Lady Anna Eleanor Roosevelt and the younger brother of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Robert Barnwell

Robert Barnwell (Barnhill) Roosevelt was the fourth son of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt and Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt as well as the uncle of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a prominent New York lawyer, public servant, diplomat, writer, and conservationist.

Roosevelt, Archibald Bulloch

Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt was the third son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Theodore, Sr.

Theodore Roosevelt, Sr., was the fifth son of Cornelius Van Schaack Roosevelt, a prosperous New York merchant, and Margaret Barnhill Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Kermit

Kermit Roosevelt was the precocious second son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.

Roosevelt, Martha Bulloch

Martha “Mittie” Bulloch, the mother of President Theodore Roosevelt and grandmother of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, was the daughter of James Stephens Bulloch and Martha Stewart Elliott Bulloch.

Roosevelt, Theodore, Jr.

Theodore (Ted) Roosevelt, Jr., was the eldest son of Theodore and Edith Kermit Roosevelt.

White House Gang

The “White House Gang” was a name created by President Theodore Roosevelt to describe an adventuresome group of conspirators led by Quentin Roosevelt, the youngest of TR’s children.

Storer, Maria Longworth Nichols

Born March 20, 1849, to a wealthy founding family of Cincinnati, Ohio, Maria Longworth became an accomplished artist.

Taft, Helen Herron

Helen Herron Taft was the wife of the 27th president of the United States, William Howard Taft.

Jones, Herschel V.

Herschel V. Jones (1861-1928) was a Republican, a supporter of Theodore Roosevelt, and the long-time publisher of the Minneapolis Journal.

Hagedorn, Hermann

Hermann Hagedorn is remembered for his biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and his work to promote the legacy and ideals of Roosevelt through his long service to the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

Sagamore Hill

The North Room at Sagamore Hill circa 1912. From the Roosevelt Family albums, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

Sagamore Hill was the Theodore Roosevelt family home in Cove Neck, on Long Island, in New York State.

Derby, Ethel Carow Roosevelt

Ethel Roosevelt with her mother Edith in 1900. From the Roosevelt family albums, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

Ethel Carow Roosevelt Derby was the daughter of Theodore and Edith Kermit Roosevelt.

Whitney, Flora Payne

Flora Payne Whitney was engaged to marry Quentin Roosevelt before he was killed in World War I.

Roosevelt, Edith Kermit Carow

Edith Roosevelt, probably around 1903. From the Roosevelt family scrapbooks, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was Theodore Roosevelt’s second wife.  The daughter of Gertrude Elizabeth Tyler and Charles Carow, Edith was born on August 6, 1861, in Connecticut. 

Hagner, Isabella

Isabella (Belle) Hagner became the first social secretary to a First Lady when Edith Roosevelt hired her on October 2, 1901.

Cowles, Anna Roosevelt

Anna Roosevelt Cowles was Theodore Roosevelt’s elder sister.  Born in the family’s brownstone at 28 East 20th Street in New York City, she was always known as Bye or Bamie.

Longworth, Alice Lee Roosevelt

Alice Roosevelt poses outside the White House in 1902. Photo from the Roosevelt Family scrapbooks, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

Alice Lee Roosevelt Longworth was the only daughter of Alice Hathaway Lee Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt.  She was born on February 12, 1884.

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