• A 1901 sketch of Theodore Roosevelt taking the oath of office in Buffalo, NY.

    Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural

    National Historic Site New York

September 8-10, 1901

As McKinley's condition continued to improve, Roosevelt felt it was safe to leave Buffalo. On Tuesday night he took an all night train to the Adirondacks where his family was already on vacation. He left detailed instructions with Ansley Wilcox on the chance that he would be asked to return to Buffalo.

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Theodore Roosevelt c. 1900.

At 42, Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest person to become President of the United States. John F. Kennedy was the youngest to be elected, but was 43 when he took the oath. More...