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Theodore Roosevelt
805 Theodore Roosevelt
Actor Martin Moreau
Seen Murdoch Takes Manhattan
The Great White Moose
Gender Male
Status Historical
Job US President
Comments This is an article about a fictional representation of an historical character, location or other entity.

Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 – 1919) was an American statesman, author, explorer, soldier, naturalist, and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States. He appears for the first time on Murdoch Mysteries in Season 8, played by Martin Moreau.

President Theodore Roosevelt returns in Season 11.

History

With the assassination of President William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the 26th and youngest President in the nation's history (1901-1909). He brought new excitement and power to the office, vigorously leading congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy.

Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War, reached a Gentleman's Agreement on immigration with Japan, and sent the Great White Fleet on a goodwill tour of the world.

Some of Theodore Roosevelt's most effective achievements were in conservation. He added enormously to the national forests in the West, reserved lands for public use, and fostered great irrigation projects.

Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was born in New York City in 1858 into a wealthy family, but he too struggled--against ill health--and in his triumph became an advocate of the strenuous life. Upon graduating from Harvard College in 1880, Roosevelt married Alice Hathaway Lee. He was elected to the New York State Assembly at the age of 23, and served two terms (1882-84). Both his wife and mother died on the same day in 1884, and the grieving Roosevelt spent the next two years on a ranch he owned in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory, where he hunted big game, drove cattle and worked as a frontier sheriff. Upon returning to New York, he married his childhood sweetheart, Edith Kermit Carow. The couple raised six children, including Roosevelt’s daughter from his first marriage, Alice.

In 1897 William McKinley named him as assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy. Upon the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Roosevelt left his post as naval secretary to become colonel of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, known as the “Rough Riders.” Once in Cuba, Roosevelt led the Rough Riders in a brave, costly uphill charge in the Battle of San Juan; he returned home as one of the war’s most visible heroes. [1]

Appearances and Mentions

Murdoch Takes Manhattan

The Great White Moose

Trivia

Gallery

Murdoch Mysteries Recurring Actors and Characters
Daniel Maslany as Detective WattsShanice Banton as Violet HartLachlan Murdoch as Henry HigginsArwen Humphreys as Margaret BrackenreidCharles Vandervaart as John BrackenreidPeter Stebbings as James PendrickPeter Keleghan as Terrence MeyersBea Santos as Louise CherrySiobhan Murphy as Ruth NewsomeErin Agostino as Nina BloomMouna Traoré as Rebecca JamesJordan Johnson-Hinds as Nate DesmondDylan Neal as Jasper LinneyKristian Bruun as Constable JacksonCraig Brown as Eddie CrawfordMatthew Bennett as Allen CleggJohn Tench as Alexander Graham BellMartin Moreau as Theodore RooseveltRichard Clarkin as Chief Constable DavisMichael Seater as James GilliesRothaford Gray as Alderman William Peyton HubbardCyrus Lane as Roger NewsomeGeorgina Reilly as Emily GraceNigel Bennett as former Chief Constable GilesSean Harraher as Constable WorseleyTamara Hope as Edna Brooks (née Garrison)Giacomo Gianniotti as Leslie GarlandNicole Underhay as Margaret HaileSarah Gadon as Ruby OgdenKate Greenhouse as Sally PendrickStephen McHattie as Harry MurdochDmitry Chepovetsky as Nikola TeslaGeraint Wyn Davies as Arthur Conan Doyle