On this date in 1858 was born the man whom we know today as "TR". Our twenty-fifth vice-president became our twenty-sixth president upon the death of his predecessor, William McKinley.
Roosevelt held public office for twelve consecutive years, beginning as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, moving to the governorship of New York, then to the vice-presidency and presidency.
He is noted for many things, but one that I think is noteworthy was his effort to make a political comeback, seeking reelection as President in spite of having been out of that office for four years. And without the support of a traditional political party.
Go, Bull Moose! (The effort was unsuccessful.)
Theodore Roosevelt 1858 - 1919 RIP