THEODORE ROOSEVELT JR.
Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Theodore Roosevelt
Typed Letter Signed - 1922
Interesting content in a Typed Letter Signed by Theodore Roosevelt Jr, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, dated August 10, 1922. Roosevelt writes to Colonel J.H. Carroll about canoeing up the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, which operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Cumberland, Maryland. The Lock Tavern Club mentioned was a posh private club for Washington elite, then situated about a mile up the canal.
Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III (1887-1944), known as Theodore Jr., was an American government, business, and military leader. He was the eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt.
Roosevelt was instrumental in the forming of the American Legion in 1919 following his valiant service in the United States Army during World War I. He later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico (1929-32), Governor-General of the Philippines (1932-33), Chairman of the Board of American Express Company, Vice-President at Doubleday Books. Returning to the Army in 1940, he led the first wave of troops at Utah Beach during the Normandy landings in 1944, earning the Medal of Honor for his command. He died in France 36 days later, holding the rank of Brigadier General.