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Theodore Roosevelt helped create the Dresden Literary American Club with his siblings Elliott and Corinne, and their cousins John and Maud Elliott, to share their short stories and poetry.
William Loeb Jr. began as a stenographer for Theodore Roosevelt and became, by 1903, his private secretary, a trusted assistant and advisor, widely recognized as Roosevelt’s “right-hand man.”
Isabella Greenway King was a United States Representative from Arizona and a friend of both the family of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt.
Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms was a United States Representative from Illinois and a prominent advocate for women’s suffrage.
Jane Addams was the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and was a pioneer in the field of social work. She was also a prominent political activist and advocate of women’s suffrage who played a leading role in Theodore Roosevelt’s 1912 presidential campaign.
Edith Wharton was an American author and the first woman to earn a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She was also a friend of Theodore and Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt.
David Bremner Henderson served as Speaker of the House of Representatives for the 56th and 57th Congresses—which included President Theodore Roosevelt’s first term—until Henderson’s surprise resignation in 1903.
Muckraker is the word used to describe any Progressive Era journalist who investigated and publicized social and economic injustices.
Charles W. Fairbanks (1852-1918) served as Theodore Roosevelt’s vice president from the inaugural in 1905 until the end of Roosevelt’s four-year term in 1909.
The Square Deal is the name given to Theodore Roosevelt’s domestic legislative program.