It Happened Today in New York City
On September 14, 1901, following the death by assassination of President William McKinley, former police commissioner and governor of New York Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as 26th President of the United States, becoming (and remaining) at age 42 the youngest person ever to hold the office. Though some old-school politicians were worried, expressing fear that “that damned cowboy is now president”, Roosevelt had metropolitan beginnings and is to date the only native New Yorker ever to become president. For the next eight years, he became one of the most influential chief executives in the nation’s history and is sufficiently beloved to have a place on Mount Rushmore.
- Posted in: Almanac