Oscar S. Straus, born December 23, 1850, in Otterberg, Bavaria, immigrated to the United States with his family at the age of four. Straus made history in 1906 when he became the first Jewish cabinet member after being appointed by Roosevelt as Secretary of Commerce and Labor.
Theodore Roosevelt, Alice Lee Roosevelt, and Lightfoot traveled to Richfield Springs, New York, for a relaxing vacation with the hope that some rest would improve Roosevelt’s health. He arrived feeling well, but the hotel’s health regimen might have been more painful than his illness.
Roosevelt and his wife, Alice Lee, traveled by buggy to the Catskill Mountains for some rest and relaxation at a Richfield Springs, New York, hotel. The journey was less than idyllic at some points, especially for Roosevelt’s horse, Lightfoot.
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, one of the Roosevelt administration's longest serving cabinet secretaries, was born on September 19, 1835, in Mobile, Alabama. He grew up primarily in Knoxville, Tennessee, and completed his education at a military academy in Connecticut.
Dated April 18, 1900, "A Flirtation" refers to Queen Victoria's unexpected visit to Ireland.
Theodore Roosevelt did not consider himself a fighter, although he never shrank from a fight that presented itself. In a letter to Edward Sanford Martin, TR explained the reasoning behind his theory of fighting.
George von Lengerke Meyer was born to a patrician, merchant family on June 24, 1858, in Boston, Massachusetts.